Broadway Bares: Classic

Sunday night’s BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC brought back the best of the barest to where it all began – Chelsea’s hottest nightspot, Splash – for two performances featuring unforgettable burlesque acts from two decades of BROADWAY BARES. Dressed as a sequined ringmaster, Host Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) led the enthusiastic crowd through “The Barest Show […]

Broadway Bares: Solo Strips “Naughty & Nice”

  On Sunday, May 16th, things were heating up in Chelsea as the boys from BROADWAY BARES presented the latest edition of this year’s SOLO STRIPS series.  Following the success of January’s “Solo Strips” and April’s “Around the World” evenings, the May edition, aptly named “Naughty and Nice,” scored a burlesque hat trick for the […]

Broadway Bares: Solo Strips Returns

An ecstatic crowd cheers and tips as BROADWAY BARES returned to Chelsea’s hottest hot spot and the original location of the very first BROADWAY BARES in 1992, Splash, for SOLO STRIPS: AROUND THE WORLD on Sunday, April 11. Directed by Rachelle Rak, assistant directed by John Berno and costumes by Brad Musgrove, AROUND THE WORLD […]

Broadway Bares: Solo Strips

On Sunday January 31, BROADWAY BARES returned to Splash, one of the most popular nightclubs in New York City, where it all started in 1992. Broadway Bares: Solo Strips featured seven of Broadway’s hottest male performers stripping to two capacity crowds to beat the original $8,000 take and raised $9,260. The evening was an homage […]

Broadway Bares 19.0: Click It!

  BROADWAY BARES 19.0: “CLICK IT!” was a great success, raising $808,819 with tickets for both performances selling out faster than ever before. Presented for the 11th consecutive year at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, a record-breaking 5,902 tickets for the 9:30 and midnight shows on June 21 were sold out by Friday, June 19, elevating […]

Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland

With a big boost from event sponsor M·A·C AIDS FUND, on Sunday, June 22nd, two performances of Broadway Bares XVIII: Wonderland raised $874,372 – a new record and more than $130,000 above 2007’s total of $743,787.   Since its inception in 1992, when Tony Award®-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell – then in the ensemble […]

Broadway Bares Stripathon 2008

By Andy Smith 2008’s Strip-a-Thon – the online pledge drive that lets Broadway Bares dancers, performers and production staff raise money online – brought in $127,000 of Wonderland’s record-setting total, a greater than 50 percent increase over the $84,170 generated in 2007. Billed as a Battle-of-the-Sexes, this year’s drive attracted more participants and better results […]

Christopher Sieber Hosts Broadway Bares Launch Party

  (Photo: Andrew Eccles,Design: SpotCo,Set: David Masenheimer,Make Up: The MAC Pro Team, Costumes – Jeff Johnson Doherty, Wings: Nicolas Putvinski, Hair – Josh Marquette.)   By Bobby McGuire BC/EFA announced the theme and officially began selling tickets for our 2007 edition of the highly anticipated Broadway Bares fundraiser on Tuesday, March 13, at the bar […]

Broadway Bares XVII: Myth Behavior

Photo Credit: Gary Cooper   With a $115,000 boost from event sponsorM·A·C AIDS FUND, June 17th’s twoperformances ofBroadway Bares XII: Myth Behavior raised $743,787 breaking last year’s record result of $659,500. The first BROADWAY BARES (1991) – at which founder Jerry Mitchell and six friends danced for tips at a bar in Chelsea –raised $8,000. […]

Broadway Bares ‘Strip-a-Thon’

By Andy Smith In just a few short years, the online pledge drive known as the Strip-a-Thon has become an important component ofBroadway Bares’ annual fundraising success. This year’s drive featured 109 dancers and raised $84,170, $26,292 more than in 2006. “It’s the BC/EFA version of a Dance-a-Thon tailored especially for our cause where dancers […]