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BC/EFA Announces BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC 6/6, Creator Jerry Mitchell Headlines

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS is pleased to announce BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC, the next edition of their popular "Solo Strips" series to be held Sunday, June 6 (9 & 11 PM) at Splash (50 West 17th Street). BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC will feature strips inspired by favorite numbers from BROADWAY BARES' 20-year history. Headlining the evening will be BARES creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell, who will take the stage of Splash, where he first created the event in 1992.

Other favorite performers set to strut, strip and show that they "still got it" include: Jennifer Cody (Shrek The Musical), Steve Geary (Contact), Sebastian LaCause (The Rocky Horror Show), Rachelle Rak (Fosse), Christopher Harrison and Andrew Pacho (both from AntiGravity) and more.

When asked about his upcoming strip, Jerry replied, "Friends have been asking just how much I will be taking off, and I'm not quite sure yet. But I always find getting dressed much harder. Don't you? Don't miss the fun!"

BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC will feature the work of choreographers such as Jerry Mitchell, Christopher Harrison, Andrew Pacho, Denis Jones, Peter Gregus, Nick Kenkel and Rachelle Rak.

Tickets for BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC are $20 and are available online at http://www.BroadwayBares.com or by calling 212-840-0770 x 268 or at the door on the day of the event.

BROADWAY BARES is the hotly anticipated annual event combining the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The event features the hottest male and female dancers on Broadway and has become one of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS' signature events. The 2010 edition, BROADWAY BARES XX: "STRIP-OPOLY" will be held at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, June 20 with performances at 9:30 PM and midnight. For tickets, information, and merchandise, visit http://www.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 over $175 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors' Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

For more information, please visit the BC/EFA website at www.broadwaycares.org<http://www.broadwaycares.org/>.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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