Broadway Bares. Cast members from The Will Rogers Follies strutted their stuff at New York City’s Splash bar, stripping down to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Thirty years later, the event has raised nearly $22 million and returns this year to the Hammerstein Ballroom for an epic evening featuring more than 150 of Broadway’s best dancers and stars.Tickets are still available for this strip-tacular event, including VIP packages for those who want to rub shoulders with Mitchell at a pre-show cocktail party.
In the meantime, here’s a stroll down memory lane, featuring some of our favorite Broadway Bares performances from years past.Related: 5 stage shows that had audiences gagging over full-frontal nudityA corset-wearing Laverne Cox made a special appearance at Broadway Bares 2015: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, joined by Casey Lee Ross, who teased and taunted during this homage to the Golden Age of Broadway.Who knew a few years ago that travel would be put on the back burner amid a global pandemic?
Broadway Bares 2019: Take Off celebrated the miracle of flight, including the sexy number “Ground Crew” featuring Adam Perry and a team of buff baggage handlers.Broadway Bares 2016: On Demand went full-throttle medieval realness with “Throne Games.” The epic number matched warrior against servant in a battle over a radiant dragoness..