The iconic Broadway Bares fundraiser returned for the first time in three years after going dark for COVID-19, showing ample amounts of skin to raise money for people living with HIV.
The two-night event took place in late June at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom and marked Bares's 30th anniversary. Broadway Bares launched as a wild, sexy burlesque show where Broadway performers put on a show for free, with proceeds benefiting services for people living with HIV. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the organization behind Bares, recently announced that last month's performances — titled Broadway Bares: XXX — raised nearly $1.9 million for the cause.
As one would expect, Burlesque: XXX was one of Broadway Bares's sexiest shows, with a theme that celebrated the event's past three decades. "The [musical] journey, a fitting closing for New York City’s Pride Sunday, reimagined superheroes, mythology, and fairy tales, peeked under the big top and behind mysterious doors, and explored beloved stories of stage and screen," stated a press release.
To find out more about Broadway Bares, visit BroadwayCares.org.