Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque Raises $32,781 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
By Adam Hetrick
Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, which kicked off the 24th season of Broadway Bares, the annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, raised $32,781 during the steamy performances at XL Nightclub Jan. 26.
The event, which was dubbed Calendar Girl, featured Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (Pippin, Shrek, Spamalot) and Matt Zarley (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Who's Tommy), as well as Cesar Abreu, Matt Anctil, Kristine Bendul, Patrick Boyd, Barrett Davis, Elizabeth Dugas, Carlos Gonzalez, Benjamin Horen, Anne Otto, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Daniel Robinson, Michael Scirrotto, Justin Smith, Billy Steeves, Jena VanElslander, J. Morgan White, Ryan Worsing and Sidney Erik Wright. Rounding out the cast are Calendar Girl newcomers Heather Lea Bair, Julius C. Carter, Anthony Rooar Decarlis, Rashaan James II and Matthew Rossoff.
Here's a look at the performance:
As previously reported, the 24th edition of Broadway Bares, the steamy evening that features Broadway performers taking it all off to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place June 22 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
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.
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