Get a taste of what's in store for audiences at Broadway Bares: Game Night—the annual striptease spectacular benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS—in the rehearsal video above.
A host of Broadway favorites will take part in the annual fundraiser, set for June 17 at 9:30 PM and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). Special guests will include Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Andrew Rannells, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins from the critically acclaimed revival of The Boys in the Band.
Also scheduled to perform are Summer Tony nominee Ariana DeBose, The Phantom of the Opera’s Jay Armstrong Johnson, Escape to Margaritaville’s Alison Luff and Rema Webb, recent Kinky Boots star Kirstin Maldonado, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, Mean Girls Tony nominee Ashley Park, The Lion King’s L. Steven Taylor, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Wesley Taylor, and two-time Tony winner Judith Light.
These actors will join more than 200 other dancers, including cast members from Anastasia, Angels in America, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, Frozen, Hamilton, Hello, Dolly!, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of Opera, Pretty Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and Wicked.
The show will be directed by Nick Kenkel, co-choreographer of Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Laya Barak, a dancer and choreographer whose work has appeared in the last four editions of Broadway Bares. Aaron Hamilton is the associate director.
Broadway Bares: Game Night will put a seductive spin on games you know and love, from a pulsating poke at pinball to saucy virtual reality video games.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. Last year, Broadway Bares raised $1,568,114. Together, all of the editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $17.4 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Tickets for Broadway Bares range from $50 to $3,000. For more information, visit BroadwayCares.org.
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 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.