Broadway Bares: Game Night Raises $1,875,090 for Broadway Cares
The annual event broke fundraising records.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, June 17, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Stripathon, the online fundraiser led by the show's cast and crew, raised $953,153, marking the third year in a row that Stripathon was the single largest contributor to the grand total.
Broadway Bares was created by Tony-winning director and choreographer 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. Last year, the event raised $1,568,114. To date, Broadway Bares has raised $19.1 million for Broadway Cares.
This year's Broadway Bares gave your ordinary game night a tantalizing twist with unparalleled striptease production numbers inspired by beloved board games, video games, and arcade games. Performers included Broadway favorites Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants), Ashley Park (Mean Girls), the cast of The Boys in the Band, and more.