Broadway Bares Unveils Theme for 2017 Burlesque Benefit
Broadway's hottest dancers are going back to school at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
The theme of this year's Broadway Bares burlesque benefit, scheduled for June 18 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, will be Strip U. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the show promises to be "an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production numbers with an academic twist."
Broadway Bares: Strip U, the 27th annual edition of Broadway Bares, will feature more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City, combining the winking humor of classic burlesque with today's pop music. Two shows will be held on Sunday, June 18 — one at 9:30pm followed by a performance at midnight.
The theme was created and will be directed by Nick Kenkel (Half Time, Celebrity Cruises). Special guests for the evening will be announced later this spring.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Tony Award winner Mitchell (Kinky Boots), then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. Last year's event, Broadway Bares: On Demand (also directed by Kenkel), raised $1,482,724.