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9:30 pm and midnight on Sunday, June 18
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City


Prepare for an epic, fantastical adventure as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS opens the gates to Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park, this year’s installment of the sexiest night on Broadway.

Explore a theme park like no other as Broadway Bares pulls out all the stops in a full-out evening of burlesque production numbers on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be open for two performances only: at 9:30 pm and midnight at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC).

Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park will feature special guest appearances by Jonathan Burke, J. Harrison Ghee, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mykal Kilgore, Marty Thomas and Jessica Vosk.

The energetic adventure at Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park will include full-out production numbers that playfully peruse lands of wizardly wonder, sweet confections, animal queendom, dynamic drag and much more. The annual Pride month burlesque benefit will welcome more than 190 of the most daring dancers in New York City.

Broadway Bares 2023 posterTickets for Broadway Bares (#BroadwayBares) start at $75. VIP tickets feature unlimited specialty cocktails and reserved seating. The always popular “Stripper Spectacular” package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show and an invitation to a private cocktail party with Broadway Bares‘ Tony Award-winning creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell. The “Barest Insider Experience” includes a premium reserved table seat at the midnight performance, a pre-show cocktail party and access to the final “undressed” rehearsal the evening of the show.

Laya Barak returns to helm the production, after directing the last three in-person editions of Broadway Bares. She is joined this year by co-director Kellen Stancil, a favorite Bares choreographer and performer who’s also dance captain at Broadway’s The Lion King. Jonathan Lee again serves as associate director. Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, a longtime Bares director and performer, are executive producers.

The choreographers leading the evening’s trek through Pleasure Park, in addition to Barak, Stancil and Lee, are John Alix, Mike Baerga, Nicholas Cunningham, Chloe Davis, Armando Farfan Jr., Billy Griffin, Amber Jackson, Monica Kapoor, Bo Park and Michael Lee Scott.

Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell during his time as a Broadway dancer. Looking for a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS, Mitchell and six of his friends danced atop a New York City bar and raised $8,000 in Broadway Bares‘ first iteration.

Last year’s standing-room-only 30th anniversary edition filled Hammerstein with an abundance of “community, unity and nudity” and raised $1.9 million, bringing its lifetime total to more than $21 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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