The 27th annual Broadway Bares, the annual burlesque-style revue presented as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, has been scheduled for June 18, 2017, a week after the Tony Awards, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.
Tickets ($50-$3,000) for the usually sold-out event are on sale beginning December 15 at Broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 229. The top-price VIP tickets include unlimited specialty cocktails and exclusive seating. The "Stripper Spectacular" package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show with specialty cocktails, admission to a private cocktail party with Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell, and a backstage tour. The “Barest Backstage Insider Experience” includes a premium reserved table seat at the midnight show with specialty cocktails, a pre-show, behind-the-scenes backstage tour, and access to the final “undressed” rehearsal the evening of the show.
The event‘s theme and guest stars will be announced in the spring, but the show will be directed by Nick Kenkel (Half Time, Celebrity Cruises, Saturday Night Live, Peepshow) for the fifth consecutive year.
More than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York took to the stage at the 2016 edition, titled Broadway Bares: On Demand, which raised $1,482,724. The 26 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $15.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Here are video highlights from the 2016 edition of Broadway Bares:
The Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 West 34th Street. For other information, visit broadwaybares.com.