B'way Bares XX: burlesque show for BC/EFA

Broadway Bares XX: "Strip-opoly" will be held on 20 Jun 2010 with two performances only (9:30pm & Midnight) at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). Broadway Bares XX: "Strip-opoly" is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The theme was officially announced and ticket sales were formally kicked off last night at Next Magazine's monthly "NextWorks" event at NYC bar Splash where Broadway Bares debuted in 1992.

"Grab your favorite piece (Dog? Ship? Boot? Thimble?), roll the dice, and get ready to put money into the community chest to help Broadway Bares XX: "STRIP-OPOLY" reach their $1 million fundraising goal to benefit BC/EFA. This year's Broadway Bares will bring a whole new definition to the phrase "game night" when over 200 of Broadway's sexiest dancers come together for the hottest burlesque show this side of Park Place." Broadway Bares XX: "STRIP-OPOLY" is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Executive Produced by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell ('Love Never Dies,' 'Catch Me If You Can,' 'Legally Blonde'), and will be directed by Josh Rhodes ('The Drowsy Chaperone,' 'Fosse'). In addition, following its success earlier this year, BC/EFA announces the return of Broadway Bares: Solo Strips, the new event featuring some of the hottest dancers on and off Broadway. BC/EFA has scheduled upcoming editions of Solo Strips to be held at Splash (50 West 17th Street) on 11 Apr 2010 Sunday, 16 May 2010 and 5 Jun 2010. Further information and ticket sales will be available on broadwaybares.com.

The first Broadway Bares in 1992 featured seven dancers stripping on a bar and raised over $8,000. Since then, the 18 previous editions of Broadway Bares have collectively raised over $5.5 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and grown to a full-fledged production featuring over 200 of Broadway's sexiest dancers.

Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaybares.com or by calling (212) 840-0770 x 268.

9:30pm show: $650 Benefactor - includes reserved seat at a cocktail table and open bar before the show
$250 VIP - includes non-reserved standing ticket in VIP area closest to stage or VIP Mezzanine with open bar before the show
$55 General Admission -non-reserved standing ticket. 12am Midnight show: $650 Benefactor - includes reserved seat at a cocktail table and open bar before the show
$250 VIP - includes non-reserved standing ticket in VIP mezzanine with open bar before the show
$55 General Admission - non-reserved standing ticket.

BC/EFA is pleased to announce the return of the "VIP Backstage Pass" Package ($10,000). You and a guest will be escorted into Roseland for a sneak peek of the dress rehearsal, and meet Jerry Mitchell and a guest celebrity. Enjoy dinner and drinks at a private cocktail party with Jerry and Broadway stars. Come back to Roseland and join the entire company backstage for a short visit before you are escorted to your table in the VIP lounge and stay for both shows. After the Midnight show, you will join the cast as VIP guests at the post-show cast-party. This package is extremely limited in availability.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $175 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors' Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

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