The cast of Broadway Bares: Strip U at Hammerstein Ballroom.
The cast of Broadway Bares: Strip U at Hammerstein Ballroom.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Bares: Strip U, the 27th edition of their annual fundraising event, recently raised a total of $1,568,114 over two performances at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 18. Check out photos from the steamy show in the gallery below.

Valerie Lau-Kee Lai served as producing director Broadway Bares: Strip U. The creative team included Joel Shier (lighting designer), Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Jason Lee Courson (scenic design). Hunter Bell and Wade Dooley wrote the show's book.

Broadway Bares was created by Jerry Mitchell as a way to raise money to help those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In its first year, Mitchell and seven of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000. To date, Broadway Bares has now raised $17.4 million for Broadway Cares.