Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Set for June 22 at Hammerstein Ballroom

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11 Apr 2014

Sean Ewing
Sean Ewing
Photo by Andrew Eccles

The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares, entitled Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, which is billed as "an amped up celebration honoring the best of rock 'n' roll," will be presented June 22 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, located in the Manhattan Center.

Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performances will be offered that evening at 9:30 PM and midnight.

The annual fundraiser will pay tribute to "rock ‘n’ roll’s iconic music and moments of the past 60 years. More than 150 of New York’s sexiest and most talented dancers will shake, rattle, and disrobe in an unforgettable burlesque spectacular," according to press notes.

Special guests for the evening will be announced at a later time.

Broadway Bares, according to BC/EFA, "combines the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992." The first Broadway Bares featured seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. Through 23 editions, Broadway Bares has raised more than $11.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.



The fundraiser was created by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, who also serves as executive producer. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, led by producing director Michael Graziano. This year’s edition will be directed by Nick Kenkel.

Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext 268. For more information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.

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Ticket packages include:

  • 9:30 PM Performance: $1,000 Premium Table Reserved Seating, includes a reserved seat in a VIP box or 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $750 Reserved Table Seat, includes a reserved seat in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $295 VIP Standing, includes non-reserved standing ticket in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $195 Priority Standing, includes a non-reserved standing ticket in priority viewing area on the main floor near the stage; $75 General Admission, includes a non-reserved standing ticket on the main floor; and $50 Non-Reserved Seating in the 2nd balcony.
  • Midnight Performance: $750 Premium Table Reserved Seating, includes a reserved seat in a VIP box or 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $500 Reserved Table Seat, includes a reserved seat in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $250 VIP Standing, includes non-reserved standing ticket in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $75 General Admission, includes a non-reserved standing ticket on the main floor; and $50 Non-Reserved Seating in the 2nd balcony.
  • Broadway Cares also is offering the "Stripper Spectacular" package for $2,500 (available for both 9:30 PM and Midnight shows). It includes a reserved table seat in a VIP box with open bar, admission to a private cocktail party before the performance, a poster autographed by the cast, a "Broadway Bares: Openings" CD and the "Broadway Bares: Backstage Pass" coffee table book.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.