This marks the first time in the 15-year history of the event that Broadway Bares will not perform at its longtime home, Roseland Ballroom. As previously reported, Roseland will shut its doors in April.
The 9:30 PM and midnight shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom will be directed by Nick Kenkel ( Catch Me If You Can, Peepshow, Legally Blonde). A theme for the annual sold-out event has not been announced.
Last year's Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America raised a record-breaking $1,430,241, the highest total of any edition of Bares.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit broadwaycares.org or call (212) 840-0770, ext. 268.
Prices for Broadway Bares range from $50-$750. VIP tickets include open bar and special viewing areas. The 2014 Broadway Bares season officially kicks off Jan. 26 when Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque heats up XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd Street, NYC). This year's Winter Burlesque show, dubbed Calendar Girl, will reprise last summer's Fire Island Pines sensation inspired by 1999’s Broadway Bares IX: Calendar Girl. Performances are at 8 PM and 10 PM.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell ( Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), who serves as executive producer. It is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The presenting sponsor of Broadway Bares is M•A•C VIVA Glam, with support from BC/EFA corporate partner United Airlines.
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.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.
For more information, visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org.
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