BWW Flashback: Get Ready for Tonight's BROADWAY BARES with a Look Back at 2012's!
From sea to shining sea, this year's BROADWAY BARES will crisscross the country in a racy, raucous road trip, exploring the United States as the 23rd annual edition of the immensely popular modern-day burlesque show delivers BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES 23 will arrive tonight, June 23, for two performances only - at 9:30 PM & Midnight - at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street, NYC).To get ready for tonight, check out a flashback from last year's show, HAPPY ENDINGS, which raised a whopping $1,254,000 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the excitement, fun and sexiness backstage!
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 22 editions, BROADWAY BARES has raised more than $9.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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). For more information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.
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