Broadway Bares, the modern-day burlesque spectacular produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return to live performances with a 30th anniversary celebration, Broadway Bares: XXX, June 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom at 9:30 PM and midnight.
Cast members of this year’s show, including Christine Sienicki, Jaquez André Sims, and Brandon Stonestreet, joined special guest host Christopher Sieber (Company) in a special episode of Playbill: The Game Show. This time around, contestants don’t only earn points for correct answers, they have to remove clothing if they answer incorrectly. Watch this sizzling episode above.
Laya Barak, who piloted the last live edition, Broadway Bares: Take Off in 2019, again directs the upcoming benefit with associate direction by Jonathan Lee. Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, who created the fundraiser, and Nick Kenkel, a longtime Bares director and performer, continue as executive producers.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares’ first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced atop a New York City bar and raised $8,000 for the cause. Because of the pandemic, the last two editions of Broadway Bares were virtual presentations. Since 1988, Broadway Bares has raised more than $21 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Tickets for Broadway Bares, which are now on sale, start at $75. For additional information, including VIP tickets and packages, visit BroadwayCares.org.