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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

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. Since then, this must-see event […]

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 […]

Broadway Bares 16: New York Strip

  It was the hottest day of the year on Sunday, June 19 and temperatures were rising at BC/EFA’s hottest event of the year, BROADWAY BARES. Held in the famed Roseland Ballroom, the house was packed for both the 9:30 and Midnight shows as thousands watched over 200 performers take it off for a good […]

Broadway Bares 15: RXXX

Opening Number – Sunday, June 19, 2005, Roseland Ballroom Photo Credit: John Quilty   $654,000 Raised by Record-Setting Bares Broadway Bares 15 “outstripped” last year’s event, raising $654,000 and setting a new fundraising record, well above the previous benchmark of $525,000, set in 2004. In 15 years, Bares has raised a total of $3,479,000. Titled […]

Broadway Bares 14: Now Showing Raises $525,000 for BC/EFA

  Broadway Bares 14: Now Showing, the 2004 version of the spectacular that grins and bares it, brought in $525,000 for BC/EFA, $18,000 of which was collected in sweaty dollar bills tucked into the sparkling g-strings of 200 of Broadway’s hottest dancers. This success tops last year’s total by a whopping $75,000, and culminates in […]

Broadway Bares XIII: Burlesque is Back, Raises $450K for BC/EFA

Ever year Broadway Bares keeps getting bigger. The 2003 version of the spectacular, hosted by Hairspray Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winoker and entitled Broadway Bares 13: Burlesque is Back, raised approximately $450,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. That tops last year’s total by a whopping $50,000! Every year for 13 years, conceiver/director […]

Broadway Bares 12: A Comic Strip

Sunday, June 16, 2002 2 Shows 9:30 PM & Midnight Roseland Ballroom Broadway Bares XII: A Comic Strip played to two packed-to-the-rafters, sold out houses on Sunday, June 16th. The event raised a record $400,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and featured 167 of Broadway’s finest and fiercest dancers. Conceived and directed by Jerry Mitchell, […]

Broadway Bares: 2001 A Strip Odyssey

June 17, 2001 Roseland Ballroom Broadway and 52nd Street 2001: A Strip Odyssey Eleven years ago, then-chorus boy Jerry Mitchell was getting a lot of attention for baring his butt nightly in The Will Rogers Follies when he thought, “Hmm…” That spark of inspiration has led to one of the most popular benefit events of […]