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Broadway Bares Announces 2019 Date and Location

The annual event is presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

A scene from a past edition of Broadway Bares.
(© Tristan Fuge)

The 2019 edition of Broadway Bares will 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. Participants and themes will be announced in the spring.

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.