Since 1992, the hottest ticket in New York City every year has been to Broadway Bares; this time the best seat in the house will be wherever you’re sitting! The annual strip show benefiting BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS had to postpone it’s live performance in June, but the show must go on and the clothes will come off starting at 9:30 EST/6:30 PST on Saturday, August 1st.
From the BC/EFA website,
“Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is taking its signature sensational striptease online for the first time with Broadway Bares: Zoom In, a celebratory virtual edition streaming on Saturday, August 1.
The free and frisky stream of Broadway Bares begins at 9:30 pm Eastern. It can be watched here, on Broadway Cares’ YouTube channel and on streaming media partners BroadwayWorld.com, iHeartRadioBroadway.com, Playbill.com, TheaterMania.com and the Pride Media family of sites including Advocate.com, Out.com and Pride.com.
Although this year’s in-person 30th anniversary celebration, originally set for June 21, was postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual evening will live on digitally through streamed sizzling striptease featuring NYC’s hottest dancers. The online event will celebrate Broadway Bares with new performances that make social distancing sexy, plus favorite numbers from years past and new appearances by special celebrity guests. The special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We’re so excited to bring the heat of Broadway Bares to screens around the world for the first time with Broadway Bares: Zoom In,” Bares creator and Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell said. “This year’s performers have gone full-out in both their show-stopping dance moves and desire to make a difference. You’ve got to Zoom In because it’s sure to make your laptop tingle and your cell phone vibrate!”
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Do we have your attention? Because #BroadwayBares: Zoom In is only one week away! Watch live at the link in our bio. Video edited by @caitehevner, @jasonleecourson and @kdloney. Featured Dancers: @performingpinup, @jovan_dansberry, @thejoshdrake, @karlapunogarcia, @marierosebaramo, @javipee, @gabbygrlxo, @dariusawright.
Though the stream is free, donations are welcome. Every dollar donated will help those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses receive healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and more. The donations also support and champion organizations focused on social justice and anti-racism.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares‘ first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
Last year, Broadway Bares took stars and fans alike on a romp around the world at Broadway Bares: Take Off. The tantalizing twist on travel raised a record-breaking $2,006,192. The 29 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $21.2 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The Dream Alliance is generously matching every donation up to $200,000, in honor of Jerry Mitchell. If you’re able, please donate and become a part of the extraordinary work of Broadway Cares. Thank You!
If you need any more incentive to “zoom-in,” check out what’s in store Saturday night from our previous post below,