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Billy Porter and More Set for 2019 Broadway Bares

The annual show will take place June 16.

Billy Porter will appear in this year's Broadway Bares.
(© David Gordon)

Casting has been announced for the 2019 edition of Broadway Bares, set to take place on Sunday, June 16, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The shows, at 9:30pm and midnight, are presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Bares: Take Off will feature Billy Porter, Alex Newell, Stephen DeRosa, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Nathan Lee Graham, Ashley Park, Christopher Sieber, and Christian Dante White.

The show will be directed by Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer and choreographer whose work has appeared in the last five editions of Broadway Bares. Barak codirected last year's Broadway Bares: Game Night with Nick Kenkel, who joins creator Jerry Mitchell as an executive producer.

Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In its first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000. The 28 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $19.1 million combined for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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