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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!

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Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday, as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the steamy opening number!

Also make sure to check out photos from tributes to Elvis, Michael Jackson and Metallica!

This year's Broadway Bares featured 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 included 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, turned 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).

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 ofBroadway 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 forBroadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS "Broadway Bares, Rock Hard!" at Hammerstein Ballroom June 22, 2014 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar with cast perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar perform in 'Rock Hard!'

Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
Joey Taranto and Matthew Saldivar perform in 'Rock Hard!'

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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