The 2016 edition of Broadway Bares, the annual fundraising burlesque benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be themed around television when it takes place on Sunday, June 19, at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Broadway Bares: On Demand will feature more than 200 of the hottest and most talented dancers in New York City who will share the stage for two shows at 9:30pm and midnight. For the fourth year in a row, the show will be directed by Nick Kenkel (Catch Me If You Can, Peepshow, Legally Blonde). This year's special guests will be announced soon.
VIP tickets include unlimited specialty cocktails and seats from special viewing areas. The exclusive "Stripper Spectacular" package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show with specialty cocktails, admission to a private cocktail party with Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell, and a backstage tour. New this year is the "Barest Backstage Insider Experience," which includes a premium reserved table seat at the midnight show with specialty cocktails, a pre-show, behind-the-scenes backstage tour, and access to the final "undressed" rehearsal the evening of the show.
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. The 25 editions of Broadway Bares has since raised more than $14.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.