BROADWAY BARES ANNOUNCES GAME NIGHT JUNE 17
You’re invited to a friendly game night where the only type of poker to play is strip, where the lead pipe in the library is more flirty than fatal and where playtime is for more than just the games. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares, announced today, is Game Night, an unparalleled evening of seductive striptease with a gamified twist. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway Bares: Game Night (#BroadwayBares) will feature more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City, rolling the dice and their well-toned bodies in the highly choreographed, highly produced annual spectacular.
Combining the sexy wink of classic burlesque with today’s favorite pop music, Broadway Bares: Game Night will put a sassy, seductive spin on games you know and love. From a pulsating poke at pinball to saucy virtual reality video games, don’t miss the titillating live show where anything can happen.
The 28th annual edition of Broadway Bares will take place at 9:30 pm and midnight on Sunday, June 17, at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC).
The show will be directed by Nick Kenkel, co-choreographer of the upcoming Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer and choreographer whose work has appeared in the last four editions of Broadway Bares. Aaron Hamilton serves as associate director.
Wanna play? Tickets for Broadway Bares: Game Night range from $50 to $3,000. VIP tickets include unlimited specialty cocktails and exclusive seating. The fabulous "Stripper Spectacular" package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show with specialty cocktails, admission to a private cocktail party at Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell’s penthouse apartment and a backstage tour. The “Barest Backstage Insider Experience” 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.
Ticket details are at broadwaycares.org. For other information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.
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 Broadway Bares’ first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
Last year, the event’s 27th edition went back to school with unparalleled sexiness at Broadway Bares: Strip U, and raised $1,568,114. The 27 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $17.4 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
In addition to presenting sponsor M∙A∙C VIVA Glam, Broadway Bares receives generous support from Broadway Cares corporate partner United Airlines.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.