Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced that for the first time, it is taking its signature sensational striptease online with Broadway Bares: Zoom In, a celebratory virtual edition streaming on Saturday, August 1.
The steamy show will be free and will begin at 9:30 pm Eastern. It will be available on Broadway Cares’ website and YouTube channel, as well as its streaming media partners Broadway World.com, iHeartRadioBroadway.com, Playbill.com, TheaterMania.com, and the sites of Pride Media famiy including Advocate.com, Out.com, and Pride.com.
In the announcement made on BroadwayCares.org, it said that although the in-person 30th anniversary celebration originally scheduled for June 21 was moved to 2021 due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the annual fundraiser will live on digitally via streamed sizzling striptease spotlighting NYC’s sexiest dancers. This year’s theme Zoom In will celebrate Broadway Bares with new production numbers that make social distancing sexy, plus iconic numbers form past performances, and new appearances by celebrity guests. Special guests will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tony Award-winning Bares creator, Jerry Mitchell said “We’re so excited to bring the heat of Broadway Bares to screens around the world for the first time with Broadway Bares: Zoom In.” He added, “This year’s performers have gone full-out in both their show-stopping dance moves and desire to make a difference. You’ve got to Zoom In because it’s sure to make your laptop tingle and your cell phone vibrate!”
Donations will be welcomed for this free stream and every dollar received will help people across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other illnesses receive food, medicines, emergency financial assistance, housing counseling, and more. The donations also support and champion organizations focused on social justice and anti racism.
There are sponsorship opportunities including pre- and post-show virtual cocktail parties with the performers and recognition during the show. These are available at broadwaycares.org/sponsorbares.
Broadway Bares was born in 1992 and is the brainchild of Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise money and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS. In its first year, he and six friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
Last year, Broadway Bares raised a record-breaking $2,006,192 giving a total donation of $21.2 million for all 29 editions of the show.
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