Broadway Bares Raises $1,430,241 for Broadway Cares

Broadway BaresThe 23rd edition of the popular “Broadway Bares” benefit brought in a record high of funds, raising $1,430,241 for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Held on June 23 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, “Broadway Bares: United Strips of America” brought together 220 of the city’s dancers to show off their skin for a good cause. The event’s theme centered around the idea of a couple taking separate journeys through several U.S. states.

Along with the dancers, “Broadway Bares” featured appearances from numerous Broadway actors and singers, including Billy Porter, Alan Cumming, Christopher Sieber, Max von Essen, Charl Brown, and Jim Newman, as well as American Idol‘s Adam Lambert. Recent Tony winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) also made an appearance, as did Andy Cohen of the Bravo network.

Since its modest beginnings with just a few dancers stripping on a bar in 1992, “Broadway Bares” has raised over $11.3 million for BC/EFA. The annual event was created by Broadway director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray).

Broadway Bares To Play Roseland June 23

Broadway BaresBroadway Bares, one of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ most popular fundraisers, has been scheduled to play at the Roseland Ballroom on June 23, with performances at 9:30pm and midnight. This is the 23rd edition of the racy annual event, and it has been subtitled “United Strips of America”.

“More than 200 of New York’s sexiest and most desirable dancers will discover – and uncover – amber waves and mountain majesties that only Broadway Bares could find,” announced Broadway Cares. “This trip across the fruited plains of America will most certainly be the stuff patriot dreams are made of.”

Tickets for Broadway Bares start at $65 for general admission, non-reserved standing, while $135 will get your priority standing near the stage. Reserved table seating is available for $750. To find out more about these and other ticket options, visit www.broadwaycares.org or call 212-840-0770 (ext. 268).