Broadway Bares: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

OK sit back and enjoy – this is the opening number from Broadway Bares 2014.

This is from the description on Youtube.

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York’s sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on Sunday, June 22, 2014 by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The opening number found Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto as dads escorting their preteen daughters to a One Direction concert. Longing for the rock concerts of their youth, the pair stepped into a dream world of hard rockers with ripped abs, voluptuous divas and randy roadies. The opening was written by Matthew Sklar and Amanda Green. Director Nick Kenkel, Paula Caselton and Sidney Erik Wright choreographed the number.

Honoring iconic music moments and songs from Elvis to Pink, Aerosmith to Prince, the 24th edition of burlesque extravaganza got a crowd of more than 5,000 people rocking, jumping and cheering for more during two performances at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

The 24 editions of Broadway Bares have now raised more than $12.6 million for Broadway Cares.

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 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and 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 Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

The 25th edition of Broadway Bares will take place at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday June 21, 2015. Two shows, so to everyone in the Tri-state area get your tickets now.  The show will be directed by Jerry Mitchell.


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