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News Will Broadway Bares Play Vegas? Broadway Bares, the annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, may be heading to Vegas.

Variety reports that Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, who conceived the idea for the fundraising strip show nearly two decades ago, and producer Scott Zieger have plans to mount a commercial production in Sin City. The sit-down production, which would play one of the Vegas casinos, would be retitled Peep Show. The 17th annual Broadway Bares, which was held June 17 at Roseland Ballroom, was another record-breaker, raising $743,787 for BC/EFA. This year's fundraiser was directed by Denis Jones.

A little Bares history: Nearly 20 years ago, Legally Blonde's Mitchell, who once danced nearly naked on a drum in The Will Rogers Follies, found himself inspired to take it all off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Bares was born. The first year, he and seven other Broadway dancers raised $8,000 for the charitable organization.

To date, Broadway Bares has raised nearly $5 million for BC/EFA.

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