23 Jun 2008
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 18th Annual Broadway Bares fundraiser, titled Wonderland, was unveiled June 22 at the Roseland Ballroom.
Created and executive-produced by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, this year's theme was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Mary Birdsong (Fame Becomes Me, Hairspray) starred as Alice with Tituss Burgess as The White Rabbit. Among the stars who attended were Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin, Matthew Morrison, Jennifer Cody and more.
The evening, according to press notes, will boast "over 200 of Broadway's hottest bodies traveling 'through the looking glass' to bring some of 'Wonderland''s classic characters to life . . . Along the way, Alice [Birdsong] will encounter a White Rabbit [Burgess] that will make audiences blush, a Mad Tea Party featuring a sexy Mad Hatter and a tempting March Hare, and a Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum that only [Broadway Bares] could deliver."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.