Broadway Bares Solo Strip Special: Rachelle Rak
Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and Jerry Mitchell announce an upcoming edition of BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS, the return of the sexy new event featuring original strips from the hottest men and women currently on and off Broadway. This edition of SOLO STRIPS to be held Sunday, April 11 at Splash (50 West 17th Street) will have an "AROUND THE WORLD" theme. There will be two performances (8 PM and 10 PM). Tickets are $10 and are available now at http://broadwaybares.com/solostrip.html.
Following the success of the first SOLO STRIPS this past January BC/EFA and Jerry Mitchell have announced the second edition of which will be directed by longtime BARES favorite Rachelle Rak (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and will feature guest vocalist Marty Thomas (Xanadu). Dancers scheduled to appear include: Dave August (Naked Boys Singing), Kristine Bendul (Come Fly Away), Ward Billeisen (Curtains), Bree Branker (Monty Python's Spamalot National
Tour), James Brown III (The Color Purple), Buddy Casimano (Miss Saigon), Emily Loftiss (Jerry Mitchell's Peep Show), Kristin Piroette Saturday Night Fever National Tour), Angie Schworer(Young
Frankenstein), Joe Simeone (The Phantom of the Opera) and Mark Stuart
(Chance and Chemistry).
This week, BroadwayWorld.com will be catching up with catching up with some of the dancers
baring it all for BC/EFA with a series of profiles that will hopefully give you a glimpse of the person behind the g-string. First to "step up to the pole" to be profiled is Solo Strips director and alumna of numerous editions of Broadway Bares, Rachelle Rak.
Name: Rachelle Rak
Currently / Recently appeared in:
Sessions (Off Bway). I Have appeared on Broadway in Fosse and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to name a few and am currently waiting for my next Broadway Show to open. wa wa wa
Zodiac Sign: I am a Scorpio. Look out!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Go Steelers
Came to New York with dreams of: I wanted to come to N.Y. for many years but, stayed on the road with Starlight Express... for YEARS!!. Ha ha! Finally made it to Broadway in 1996 with Cats. Thank you Andrew Lloyd Weber!!
First Stripped: I performed for the first time in Bares as an elf, in the 1999's Broadway Bares IX
- Calendar Girl. I had to wear green feathered eyebrows. I cried. I mean it. I cried!!
First Lead Strip: My first solo strip was in 2001 - A Strip Odyssey. I played Amelia Earhart and found out what to do if a pastie falls off!!!!
Personal Statement: You should all come to Splash this Sunday for Solo Strips "Around the World".
Ten years of Broadway Bares have made stripping sort of my specialty skill! Thanks to Jerry (Mitchell) who taught me how to take off a glove properly. I now pass on my knowledge and sass. On April 11th I get to sit in the audience and hope the performers get the clothes off on time. I
get to watch.
Tickets for Broadway Bares Solo Strips "AROUND THE WORLD" are $10, benefit Broadway Cares /Equity Fights AIDS and can be purchased at http://www.broadwaybares.com/