Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!

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It was a sold-out storybook night of your favorite fairy tales as more than 200 of New York's sexiest dancers brought BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS to life for two performances 9:30 PM and midnight on Sunday, June 17. BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, which raised a whopping $1,254,000 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was held at Roseland Ballroom 239 West 52nd Street, NYC. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all the excitement, fun and sexiness backstage!

This year's BARES featured 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 appeared throughout the show as the lead character looking for his fairytale happy ending. Miriam Shor TV's “GCB” sang an original opening number, “Happy Endings,” written by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar. Rachel Potter Evita performed the finale, “Happily Ever After.” Other special guests included Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly Don't Dress for Dinner and legendary New York drag queen Lady Bunny.

Lee Wilkins Elf, Spamalot directed this year's 22nd edition of BROADWAY BARES, where New York's sexiest and most delectable dancers took 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.

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

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Peter Kriss

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Peter Kriss and Chris Vergara

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Zachary Koval

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Matt Perfetuo

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Mark Robinson, James Harkness, Peter Borzotta and Tim Burke

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Kyle Langworthy and Mark Fisher

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Billy Steeves, William Peters, Eddie Rabon, Amaker Smith and Andrew Glaszek

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Marissa Rosen, Kevin Loomis and Matthew Skrincosky

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Robb Sherman, Stanley Martin, Tyrone A. Jackson and Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Robb Sherman and Marissa Joy Ganz

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Mair Heller, Mario Matthews, Scott Guthrie and Alex Piechota

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jessica Leigh Brown, Molly Winter Stewart and Kourtni Lind

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Reed Kelly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Reed Kelly and Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Holly Ann Butler and Micki Weiner

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Shina Ann Morris and Lawrence Alexander

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Arthur Grabsky, Thomas Bradfield and Steve Bratton

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Brandon Rubendall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Abby Church, Jonathan MacMillan, Paloma Garcia-Lee and Brandon Rubendall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Erica Dorfler, Sharona D'Ornellas and Lisa Karlin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Micki Weiner, Ashley Perez and Sasha Hutchings

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jennifer Noble, Karen Burthwright, Ryan Lyons and Deanna Aguinaga

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Kourtni Lind, Jennifer Carr, Hillary Elk and Jessica Leigh Brown

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Ashley Campana, Scott Gurthrie and Kristin Wetherington

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Mark Fisher and Madeline Reed

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Grasan Kingsberry and Lindsay Janisse

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jennifer Tilly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jennifer Tilly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Steven Wenslawski and Dave August

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Kristen Beth Williams

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
John Treacy Egan and Juan Jose Ibarra

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Justin D. Quackenbush, Ian Paget and Taylor Sternberg

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Brandon Rubendall and Brian Hennings

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rickey Tripp, Olivia Cipolla and Daniel J. Watts

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Nina Lafarga, Dennis Henriquez and Afra Hines

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Brandon Pereyda and Barry Lowin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Sarah Kay Marchetti, Robin Masella and Candice Monet McCall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Scott Ahearn, John Paul Laporte and Ian Joseph

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Kit Balcuns, Billy Steeves and Matthew Skrincosky

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jeff Johnson-Doherty, Grasan Kingsberry and Alan Berkoski

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rachel Potter

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rachel Potter

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Miriam Shor

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Danny Marr

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jason, Justin Popovics and John Treacy Egan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
John Carroll, Judah Gavra and Sean Maddox

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Emily McNamara and Robb Sherman

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Richard "JMV" Schieffer, Anthony DeCarlis and Brian Hennings

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Ben Ryan and Nic Thompson

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Brian Spitulnik, Wayne Alan Wilcox and Colin Cunliffe

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Peter Nelson, Johnny Stellard and Colin Cunliffe

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rachelle Rak and Reed Kelly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rachelle Rak

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Anthony CeFala and Justin Smith

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Rachelle Rak and Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Ian Joseph, Thomas RecktenwaldBarrett Davis and Randy Witherspoon

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Christopher Sieber

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Christopher Sieber and Matthew Steffens

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Matthew Marks and Tania Ingersoll

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Jerry Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Mark Fisher, Jerry Mitchell, Kyle Langworthy and BrIAN PATRICK Murphy

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Tony Marion and Rachel Potter

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Tony Marion, Rachel Potter and Ryan Watkinson

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Ruben Flores and Sharona D'Ornellas

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Matthew Kilgore, Craig Lowry, Barbara Berman and Darryl Nipps

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Adar Wellington and Aaron Hamilton

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Adar Wellington and Olivia Cipolla

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Nina Lafarga and Sam Cahn

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Matt Gregorio and Jim Pilat

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!
Peter Gregus

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXII - 'Happy Endings' Galore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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