Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARES XXI
A priceless collection of Tony winners and nominees made this year's BROADWAY BARES XXI: MASTERPIECE a truly "starry night" as they joined more than 200 of Broadway's sexiest dancers in an auction-themed burlesque show that would make any art critic blush. BROADWAY BARES XXI: MASTERPIECE, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was held, June 19, with two performances only (9:30 PM and midnight) at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture some of the show's sexy stars backstage!
BROADWAY BARES XXI: MASTERPIECE is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, executive produced by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde) and directed by Josh Rhodes (Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, The Drowsy Chaperone, Working at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago).
BROADWAY BARES, the hotly anticipated annual event combining the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway, has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The event has become one of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' signature events. The first BROADWAY BARES featured seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. In all 20 editions, BROADWAY BARES has collectively raised more than $7.5 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For more information and merchandise, visit 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 $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. BC/EFA awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and more.
Welcome to Broadway Bares XXI
Steve Kuchinsky and Anton Antipov
Justin, Laura and Robb Sherman
Marina Lazzaretto and Greer Gisy
Meghan Starr and Tony Guerrero
Anthony DeCarlis, Thomas Brandfield and Allyson Carr
Ashley Arlement, Meghan Pool, Kristy Cavanaugh and Rey Calderon
Beckley Andrews, Lee Rob, Nalina Mann and Adam
Andrea Fornarola and Rashidra Scott
Robin De Jesus, Megan Allen and Aaron Libby
Scott Guthrie and Danny Calvert
Robin De Jesus and Alec Bell
Katy Grenfell, Randy Witherspoon and Megan Allen
Christine Danelson, Matthew Ragas and Meghan Pool
Adam Perry, Jody Wood, Marisa Rosen and Mike Russo