QUEER EYE's Jai Rodriguez to Host Las Vegas Broadway Bares Presents GOT WOOD?, 5/2
Returning for its fifth year, Las Vegas Broadway Bares presents "Got Wood?" on Friday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. at the Planet Hollywood Showroom.
A provocative collection of performances curated by entertainers up and down the Las Vegas Strip, "Got Wood?" will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Jai Rodriguez of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and directed by Paula Caselton, formerly of "Peepshow" and now producer of the "Vanity Vixens" in New York City, and Ryan Lyons of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas. Special guest performance by singer, song writer and philanthropist Matt Zarley performing his new hit single "Somebody 4 Everybody".
We welcome Jai Rodriguez to the Las Vegas stage for his first time hosting Broadway Bares. No stranger to the Broadway scene, Rodriquez' credits include "Rent," "Hair," "The Producers" as well as creating the title role in the cult classic musical "Zanna Don't." As a singer, he's shared the stage with Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Taylor Dayne, Brian McKnight and Michelle Williams. As an actor Jai Rodriguez has been seen on "Nip/Tuck," Harry's Law," "Bones," "How I Met Your Mother," "Malibu Country" and as Kelly Clarkson's assistant "Chad" in her latest NBC holiday movie.
"Las Vegas Broadway Bares has become a signature fundraiser in our community that people look forward to every year," said director Ryan Lyons. "It's a powerful moment to see some of the top entertainers from our city come together to raise money for such an important cause."
Based off Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell's annual Broadway Bares in New York City, Las Vegas Broadway Bares "Got Wood?" will feature performers and dancers from the Strip's signature shows including "Rock of Ages," "Le Rêve- The Dream," "Dreamgirls," "Jubilee," "Divas Las Vegas," "Véronic Voices," LIGHT turned on by Cirque Du Soleil and more.
All proceeds from Las Vegas Broadway Bares "Got Wood?" will be donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. Since its humble beginnings in 1992 with merely seven entertainers dancing in a bar, Broadway Bares/Equity Fights AIDS is credited for awarding more than 400 annual grants to HIV/AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and for raising more than $250 million in its 23 year history for HIV/AIDS and other illness related services.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $55 for VIP and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com (taxes and fees apply) or through the Planet Hollywood Showroom box office by calling (702) 777-2782. Patrons can also purchase general admission tickets at the door for $30 and VIP tickets for $60.
For more information, visit www.broadwaybares.com/home.php.
Photo Credit: Chelsea Lauren