Tag Archives: Equity Fights AIDS

Highlights From Broadway Bares 2017 [VIDEO]

The clips may not be work-friendly. Playbill reports: Broadway Bares: Strip U, the 27th edition of the annual burlesque-style fundraiser in New York, earned $1,568,114, a jump from last year’s $1,482,724 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but slightly down from 2015’s record-breaking total of $1,598,501. Attendees watched 181 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City—joined by …

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2017

Sexy videos alert! Via press release: Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares is Strip U, an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production numbers with an academic twist, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Cast Of Hamilton Does Sweeney Todd Mashup For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Theater Mania recaps: The company of Broadway’s Hamilton took top presentation honors at this week’s 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an event that serves as the culmination of six weeks of spring fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the cast perform a transformed version of their opening number “Alexander Hamilton,” featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Demon Barber Sweeney …

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Chita Rivera & More At Broadway Backwards [VIDEOS]

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has posted some of the full performances from this year’s installment of Broadway Backwards, where men perform show tunes written for women and vice versa. Watch as Tony-winning legend Chita Rivera (she’s 83!) takes on All I Think About Is Love, from Chicago. Other highlights below include Jay Johnson’s Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, from …

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Broadway Cares – Give A Little Bit [VIDEO]

The stars of several hit Broadway shows have done a music video for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They write: It’s our first live music video, featuring cast of familiar Broadway faces. The video is a representation of the Broadway community sharing their “thanks” to all of our supporters. Andrew Keenan-Bolger was our director, cinematographer and editor; Ted Arthur our music …

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Bares 25

Sunday night the 25th anniversary edition of Broadway Bares played to two sellout audiences at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. This year’s show was titled Top Bottoms Of Burlesque and as you’ll see, it was spectacular from the moment the curtain arose to reveal the bouncing bottoms of buff chorus boys. All 25 years of Broadway Bares are available on DVD and …

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Broadway Backwards: Cell Block Tango

Posted in full yesterday: “Highlights from Broadway Backwards 2015 included Chicago‘s ‘six merry murderesses’ represented in a sexy, all-male version of Cell Block Tango featuring Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele.”

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Broadway Backwards Raises Record $466K For Broadway Cares & NYC LGBT Center

Via press release: The 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards capped off an exuberant, exhilarating and emotional evening of performances on Monday, March 9, 2015 with news that this year’s event raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The sold-out show included 20 audience-pleasing numbers and multiple standing ovations for …

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Broadway Backwards Reveals 2015 Cast

The tenth annual Broadway Backwards is next month and to celebrate the anniversary some of the show’s most noted performers will be returning. The roster of stars joining this year’s Broadway Backwards includes Tony Award winners Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, TV’s “Blue Bloods”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) and Broadway favorites …

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2015

Tickets have already gone on sale for the always sold out Broadway Bares, which next year returns to the Hammerstein following the demise of Roseland Ballroom. Semi-nudity in the clip below, so cube-dwellers take note.

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TOMORROW: Broadway Flea Market

The 28th Annual Broadway Cares / Equality Fights AIDS flea market returns to Shubert Alley tomorrow. Among the priceless lots available through this year’s Grand Auction are private meet-and-greets with stage-and-screen stars Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel, opening night VIP tickets to 17 of this season’s new Broadway shows, walk-on roles at 13 Broadway shows, tribute packages to Elaine Stritch …

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Who’s On Newsies?

Two of the kids from Newsies performed a Broadway take on the classic Abbott & Costello bit during the Broadway Cares Easter Bonnet shows this week. Every year Broadway casts raise money for Equity Fights AIDS during their their curtain calls for the six weeks leading up to the Easter Bonnet shows. The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks …

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Photo Shoot: Broadway Bares 24

Clip recap: The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares will blow the roof off its new home at Hammerstein Ballroom with Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, an amped up celebration honoring the best of rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext 268. For more information and merchandise, visit BroadwayBares.com. To announce the theme …

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TEASER: Broadway Bares 24

Due to the demise of the Roseland Ballroom, this year’s Broadway Bares will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return for its 24th edition on Sunday, June 22, 2014. This year’s theme will be announced on Friday, April 11 at BroadwayBares.com and BroadwayCares.org. This always …

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Carole King Surprises Beautiful Cast At Curtain Call Plea For AIDS Donations

Beautiful, the Broadway musical that tells Carole King’s life story through her songs, has been running for months to record crowds and rave reviews. King had famously declined to see the show, telling Playbill in December after walking out of a reading, “I can’t watch my life played out before me.”  She changed her mind on Thursday, choosing to attend …

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At Broadway Backwards 2014

On Monday night I attended the ninth annual Broadway Backwards at the Hirschfeld Theatre, where Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS raised $424,000 with their show in which men sing Broadway standards written for women and women sing songs written for men. As always, there were a galaxy of gay musical theater stars both on the stage and in the audience, again …

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