Judith Light, Kyle Dean Massey, Rachel Potter, et al. Set for BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, 6/17
A storybook night of your favorite fairy tales is on tap as more than 200 of New York's sexiest dancers bring BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS to life for two performances (9:30 PM and midnight) this Sunday, June 17. BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street, NYC).
This year's BARES will feature a special appearance by Tony Award-winner Judith Light, who this month won the Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her role in Other Desert Cities. Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal) will appear throughout the show as the lead character looking for his fairytale happy ending.
Miriam Shor (TV's “GCB”) will sing an original opening number, “Happy Endings,” written by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar. Rachel Potter (Evita) will perform the finale, “Happily Ever After.” Tony nominee Christopher Sieber and Bares veteran Rachelle Rak will lead the show’s infamous “rotation.”
Other special guests include Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly (Don't Dress for Dinner) and legendary New York drag queen Lady Bunny.
Tickets to both performances are sold out. A limited number of tickets may be available between 3 PM and 7 PM only on Sunday, June 17 in the lobby of Roseland Ballroom. Ticket availability will be based on cancellations and returns. Tickets will be first-come, first-served. Cash or credit cards will be accepted.
Lee Wilkins (Elf, Spamalot) direct this year's 22nd edition of BROADWAY BARES, where New York's sexiest and most delectable dancers will take you to a land where rubbing a magic lamp reveals more than just a genie.
BROADWAY BARES was created by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, who also serves as executive producer, and is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, led by Producing Director Michael Graziano.
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 21 editions, BROADWAY BARES has raised more than $8.6 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The presenting sponsor of BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS is M·A·C VIVA GLAM and the event is generously sponsored by United Airlines.
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.
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