Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Lesli Margherita and More Will Make Guest Appearances at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES, 6/22
A bevy of sexy special guests from stage, screen and fashion runways will help Broadway Bares blast the roof off of its new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday as they honor the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares will pay tribute to iconic songs and music moments with two performances only at 9:30 PM & midnight on Sunday, June 22, at Hammerstein Ballroom, located in the Manhattan Center at 311 West 34th Street.
This year's Broadway Bares will feature special appearances by theatre favorites Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Andy Karl (Rocky), Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Patrick Page (Casa Valentina) and Christopher Sieber (Matilda The Musical). Additional celebrity guests include inspiring Marine-turned-model Alex Minsky and recent "RuPaul's Drag Race" season six winner Bianca Del Rio.
Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, featuring New York's sexiest and most talented dancers in an unforgettable burlesque spectacular, turns up the volume with special guest stars Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Matthew Saldivar (Act One), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots) and Syndee Winters (Motown The Musical).
Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext 268. This year's move to Hammerstein means improved views at every ticket level, extended standing areas on the main floor and seats available in the balcony. VIP tickets include an open bar.
A limited number of tickets also may be available between 3 PM and 7 PM on Sunday, June 22, in the lobby of Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets will be first-come, first-served. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. For other information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.
Broadway Bares was created by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), who also serves as executive producer. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, led by Producing Director Michael Graziano. This year's edition is directed by Nick Kenkel (Catch Me If You Can, Peepshow, Legally Blonde), who also directed last year's Broadway Bares: United Strips of America.
Broadway Bares combines the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The event, featuring the hottest male and female dancers on Broadway, has become one of BC/EFA's signature events. The first Broadway Bares featured just seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. Through 23 editions, Broadway Bares has raised more than $11.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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.
For more information, visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv and on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride