New Broadway Bares Will Show It Off On June 23, 2013; Winter Burlesque Will Warm January
By Kenneth Jones
Broadway Bares, the evening of steamy theatrical striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return for its 23rd edition on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Roseland Ballroom in the Broadway theatre district. Tickets went on sale Nov. 27, producer BC/EFA and executive producer Jerry Mitchell announced.
More than 200 "of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City" will perform two shows that day — at 9:30 PM and midnight. The director, theme and special guests will be announced in the spring.
In anticipation of the "always sold-out annual event that combines the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway," the 2013 Broadway Bares season will officially kick off Jan. 27, when Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque plays XL Nightclub (512 W. 42nd Street). It "will recreate last summer's Fire Island Pines sensation, Broadway Bares: Beach Burlesque" and feature "more than 25 of Broadway Bares' sexiest dancers in a sizzling collection of choreographed stripteases."
The show will be followed by Bares' famous "rotation" where the performers freestyle dance for donations.
The 2013 Bares season will continue with Broadway Bares: Solo Strips in May and Broadway Bares: Fire Island in early June before concluding with Broadway Bares 23 on June 23.
For tickets to Broadway Bares 23 and Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, visit broadwaycares.org or call (212) 840-0770, ext. 268.
Prices for Broadway Bares range from $65-$750. VIP tickets include open bar and special viewing areas. Also available is the exclusive "Stripper Spectacular" package, which includes a reserved table seat at either show, admission to a private cocktail party with Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell, a backstage tour, and more.
For Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, reserved table seats are $100 ($75 of which is tax deductible). There is a two-drink minimum per person at reserved tables. General admission standing tickets are available for $25.
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.
Last year's Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings raised a record-breaking $1,254,176, the highest total of any edition of Bares. The first Broadway Bares featured seven dancers stripping on a bar and raised more than $8,000. To date, the 22 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $9.8 million for 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 $225 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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