Broadway Bares XX: Strip-opoly was presented on June 20 at the Roseland Ballroom. Josh Rhodes, who was the assistant choreographer for the award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone, directed the fundraiser.
The two performances for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS boasted a host of special guest stars, including Nick Adams, Kevin Burrows, Charles Busch, Kevin Chamberlin, Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Cody, Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, Diana DeGarmo, Lea DeLaria, Felicia Finley, Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, Barrett Foa, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, Julie Halston, Jackie Hoffman, Denis Jones, Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Sebastian LaCause, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Norm Lewis, Lucy Liu, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Rachelle Rak, Andrew Rannells, Bruce Vilanch, Tony Award winner Lillias White and Vanessa Williams.
Broadway Bares is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and executive produced by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Nearly 20 years ago, Tony winner Mitchell, who once danced nearly naked on a drum in The Will Rogers Follies, found himself inspired to take it all off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Bares was born. The first year, he and seven other Broadway dancers raised $8,000 for the charitable organization. Since that time, the fundraisers have brought in over $5.5 million for BC/EFA.
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