Tartaglia and Jordan to Join in Broadway Bares: Solo Strips Fun on April 11

News   Tartaglia and Jordan to Join in Broadway Bares: Solo Strips Fun on April 11 Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia and Leslie Jordan will join the festivities of Broadway Bares: Solo Strips, the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser, April 11 at Splash Bar in Manhattan.
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The 8 PM and 10 PM shows will feature solo strips from Dave August (Naked Boys Singing), Kristine Bendul (Come Fly Away), Ward Billeisen (Curtains), Bree Branker ( Spamalot), James Brown III (The Color Purple), Buddy Casimano (Miss Saigon), Emily Loftiss (Peep Show), Kristin Piroette (Saturday Night Fever ), Angie Schworer (Young Frankenstein), Joe Simeone (The Phantom of the Opera) and Mark Stuart (Chance and Chemistry).

Targaglia and Jordan will lend their "fully clothed support," according to a Broadway Bares rep. The theme of the evening is Around the World. Rachelle Rak (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) directs the evening that feature vocals by Marty Thomas (Xanadu).

Tony Award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who is the executive producer and founder of Broadway Bares, issued the following statement: "After the success of the first Solo Strips, we knew we had to get back to Splash for a second edition. And just like the second edition of Broadway Bares in 1993, I knew we had to invite some of the sexy ladies of Broadway to help us out. I can’t wait to see what my good friend Rachelle Rak brings to the stage on April 11 and after my long stay in London, I’m fully expecting to see every single one of my Broadway Bares friends at Splash: cocktail in one hand and wads of dollar bills in the other as we get one step closer to our $1 million fundraising goal."

To see photos of the dancers, visit http://broadwaybares.com/solostrip.html. For tickets, priced $10, visit http://broadwaybares.com/solostrip.html. Splash is located in Manhattan at 50 West 17th Street. Doors will open one hour prior to each show. Visit www.BroadwayCares.org for more information.

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