Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America
Sunday, June 23, 9:30 pm & Midnight
239 West 52nd Street, NYC
From sea to shining sea, this year's Broadway Bares will crisscross the country in a racy, raucous road trip, exploring the United States as the 23rd annual edition of the immensely popular modern-day burlesque show delivers Broadway Bares 23: 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. This trip across the fruited plains of America will most certainly be the stuff patriot dreams are made of.
Special guests for the evening, which includes two sensational shows at 9:30 pm and midnight, will be announced later.
Broadway Bares combines the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The always sold-out event, featuring the hottest male and female dancers on Broadway, has become one of BC/EFA's signature events. The first Broadway Bares featured just seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. Through 22 editions, Broadway Bares has raised more than $9.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Prices for Broadway Bares 23 range from $65-$750. VIP tickets include open bar and special viewing areas. The exclusive "Stripper Spectacular" package, which includes a reserved table seat at either show, admission to a private cocktail party with Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell, a backstage tour and more, is now sold out.
Broadway Bares was created by Mitchell, a Tony Award-winning director and choreographer who also serves as executive producer. This year's edition is directed by Nick Kenkel. It is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The 2013 Broadway Bares season started in January with Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, which raised $35,428. The season continues with Broadway Bares: Solo Strips on May 5 and Broadway Bares: Fire Island on June 1 before concluding with Broadway Bares 23 on June 23. Performers and ticket information for Solo Strips will be announced in early April.
Last year's Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings raised a record-breaking $1,254,176, the highest total of any edition of Bares. The first Broadway Bares featured seven dancers stripping on a bar and raised more than $8,000. To date, the 22 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $9.8 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.
Photos by Andrew Eccles