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Billy Porter, Alex Newell and More Join BROADWAY BARES: TAKE OFF on June 16
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:13 pm EDT 06/13/19

Broadway Stars Ready to Board

at Broadway Bares: Take Off

Billy Porter, Alex Newell and More
to Take Flight This Sunday, June 16

Produced by and Benefiting
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Two of Broadway’s fiercest talents and LGBTQ icons are joining the star-studded cast of Broadway Bares: Take Off this Sunday, June 16, 2019. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, TV’s Pose) and Alex Newell (Once on This Island) are set to soar in the evening’s travel-themed performances.

They join the previously announced special guests Stephen DeRosa (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), Jay Armstrong Johnson (The Phantom of the Opera), Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Zoolander), Tony nominee Ashley Park (Mean Girls), two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (The Prom) and Christian Dante White (My Fair Lady).

They’ll perform alongside more than 150 dancers, including cast members from Broadway’s Aladdin, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, The Cher Show, Come From Away, Frozen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Hadestown, Hamilton, King Kong, The Lion King, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera, Pretty Woman, The Prom and Wicked.

Combining the sexy wink of classic burlesque with today’s favorite pop music, Broadway Bares: Take Off will present titillating, travel-inspired striptease at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom. From a risqué red light district to a tantalizing taming of the bull; from a mega-hot Burning Man to a celebratory return to Stonewall, you’re invited on a worldwide romp with sexy dancers as your frisky flight crew, tour guides and cultural attachés.

Broadway Bares: Take Off will be performed at 9:30 pm and midnight. Tickets range from $65 to $3,000. Only a limited amount of tickets remain. Best availability is for the midnight performance. Ticket details are at broadwaycares.org. For other information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com. Performers are subject to change.

Broadway Bares: Take Off is directed by Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer and choreographer whose work has appeared in the last five editions of Broadway Bares. Jonathan Lee serves as assistant director.

Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Jerry 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.

At last year’s 28th edition, board games were anything but boring as Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090. The 28 editions of Broadway Bares have raised $19.1 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

M∙A∙C Viva Glam is presenting sponsor of Broadway Bares. Mitchell and Nick Kenkel are executive producers.

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, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The grants provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and at youtube.com/BCEFA.
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