Broadway Bares Dancers Hold "All Team Fundraiser" June 19 at Industry
19 Jun 2013
Max Von Essen
Dancers from the forthcoming Broadway Bares fundraiser gather June 19 at the bar Industry in Manhattan to raise funds for the upcoming strip-a-thon, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
As previously reported, the 23rd annual edition of Broadway Bares, entitled Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America, will be presented at Roseland Ballroom June 23 at 9:30 PM and midnight.
The various teams performing June 23 are trying to raise as much money as possible at the June 19 event, which begins at 6 PM.
Broadway leading man Max von Essen, most recently seen in the revival of Evita, told Playbill.com that his team, "Team Nevada," "has put together … amazing silent auction items, [including] a walk on in Rock of Ages (including tickets) and a walk on in Chicago (including tickets)… as well as… a headshot package, dance classes, signed broadway posters, etc." Those interested can bid on the auction items in person or through Ray Sheen, one of the evening's hosts, via Facebook; click here for more information.
Von Essen had previously posted via Twitter, "It's official, I'm doing @BCEFA's #BroadwayBares this year! Be the first to donate to my personal stripathon page!" He later added, "My #broadwaybares fundraising goal of $1000 has been shattered in just a few hours." To donate to the actor's fundraising page, click here.
Among those also raising funds for the upcoming event are Reed Kelly, Andrew Glaszek, Ben Ryan, Jim Newman, Adam Chandler, Michael Graziano, Steve Bratton, Cody Lancaster, Ricky Schroeder, Joshua Pilote, Tim Hughes, Jeff Metzler, Michael Prince, Johnny Milani, Jon Cooper, Madeline Reed, Tony Howell, Lynann Escatel, John Raterman, Joshua Michael Brickman, Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Kane, Mair Heller, William Michael Peters, Jason Adam, Sabra Michelle, Jennifer Jacob, Christopher Anderson, Timothey Sullivan, David Gamboa, Christian Mansfield, Michael Blatt, Billy Steeves, Nic Thompson, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Alexandra Piechota, Jami Keck, Daniel Perry, Jennifer Dunne, Al Blackstone, Tony Guerrero, Adriene Couvillion, Jaimie Linn, Kevin Loomis, Micki Weiner, Robert Pendilla, Barrett Davis, Jennifer Noble, Nalina Mann, David Arsenault, Rachel Broadwell, Rebecca Magazine, David Prottas, James Brown III, Courtney Tilford, Peter Gregus, Sean Maddox, Laura Irion, Kimberly Russell, Tommy Dziarmaga, Richard Jmv, Mo Brady, Mark Fisher Fitness: Ninjas Give Back, Justin Quackenbush, Julius Carter, Peter Nelson, Allyson Carr, Alex Frohlinger, Arbender Robinson, Ashley Campana, Sarah Girard, Shiloh Goodin, Daniel Evans, Katie Hagen, Jody Reynard, Alfie Parker, Trisha Doss, John Alix, Christopher Trepinski, Alex Ringler, Isaac Josephthal, Eric Harbin, Omar Garibay, Geoffrey Goldberg, Caitlin Krause, Nick Kenkel, Elena Ricardo, Matthew Scheier, Elizabeth Dugas, Dave August, Celia Rubin, Daniel Kermidas, Amaker Smith, Shina Morris, Allysa Shorte, Mark Donaldson, Frank Conway, Tonya Wathen, Matthew Griffin and Cedric Leiba, Jr. Click here to donate to any of the "hottest fundraisers."
Tickets for the upcoming fundraiser can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. For more information, visit broadwaybares.com. Roseland Ballroom is located at 239 W. 52nd Street.
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