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Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS Benefit to Return May 6!

Ten of the hottest men from Broadway Bares will get a head start on a season of sexiness with a special, one-night-only edition of BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS, a benefit event to be held at 9 pm on Sunday, May 6 at XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd Street, NYC). The show is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell is executive producer and creator of BROADWAY BARES.

A limited number of reserved table seats will be available for $25. General admission standing tickets also are available for a $10 donation. Tickets are on sale now at broadwaybares.com.

Check out a first look at the ten participants below!

SOLO STRIPS is a return to the origins of BROADWAY BARES when, in 1992, Jerry Mitchell, then a performer in Will Rogers Follies, organized a benefit burlesque show featuring himself and six friends performing original strips at a bar for a $10 donation plus whatever tips the audience gave the dancers.

This year's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS dancers include Cesar Abreu (The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway Bares 19-21), Guto Bittencourt (Les Misérables, Chicago in his native Brazil, Broadway Bares 21), Josh Buscher (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Broadway Bares 19-21), Sam Cahn (Memphis, Broadway Bares 21), Adam Fleming (Wicked, Broadway Bares 16, 18, 20, 21), Nick Kenkel (Evita, Broadway Bares 11-18, 20, 21), Grasan Kingsberry (Leap of Faith, Broadway Bears 16, 21), Andy Mills (Memphis, Broadway Bares 21), Brandon Rubendall (Anything Goes, Broadway Bares 20-21) and Robb Sherman (The Skinny, Broadway Bares 17-21).

BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS is directed by Tony Spinosa (La Cage aux Folles). Doors open one hour prior to the show. Reserved table seats require an additional two-drink minimum.

BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS is a sexy tease for one of BC/EFA's annual signature events: BROADWAY BARES. This year's fairy tale-themed edition, BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, will feature 200 of New York's most delectable dancers who will take you to a land where rubbing a magic lamp reveals more than just a genie. Special celebrity guests, who will be sure to awaken even the sleepiest beauty, will be announced at a later date.

BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS will be held Sunday, June 17 with two performances only at 9:30 PM & Midnight at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext 268. For more information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.

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 $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 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, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA.

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