Published on Apr 10, 2015 - Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is turning 25 and will welcome back to the director's chair Jerry Mitchell, Bares' creator and executive producer. The 2015 edition will fill NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday, June 21.
In a lavish and thrilling extravaganza, Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque will feature a cast of colorful characters for every desire and fantasy. Broadway's iconic personalities - from devilish divas to charismatic casting directors, luscious lyricists to studly stagehands - will combine the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway.
More than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City will take to the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom for two sensational shows at 9:30 pm and midnight.
Prices for Broadway Bares start at $50. VIP tickets include open bar and special viewing areas. Also available is the exclusive "Stripper Spectacular" package, which includes a reserved table seat at either show, admission to a private cocktail party with Mitchell and more. Or join the exclusive "Jerry Mitchell's Producers' Circle" for unprecedented access all weekend long.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, a two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer who serves as executive producer. It is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Nick Kenkel serves as co-director of this year's show.
Last year's Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! raised a staggering $1,386,105. The first Broadway Bares featured seven dancers stripping on a bar and raised $8,000. To date, the 24 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $12.6 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The presenting sponsor of Broadway Bares is M•A•C VIVA Glam, with generous support from BC/EFA corporate partner United Airlines.
2015 Broadway Bares photo and video shoot credits:
Photos by Andrew Eccles
Design by SpotCo
Make-Up by The MAC Pro Team
Hair by Daniel Koye
Costumes by Sam Brooks
Set by David Masenheimer
Video by Mo Brady
Motion Graphics by Joy Nelson
Voiceover by Robert Creighton
Countdown Clock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp2Lw...
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 more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.