Broadway's sexiest night of the year, Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park, is presented June 18 at 9:30 PM and midnight at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
The annual evening of burlesque production numbers benefiting Broadway Cares features more than 190 dancers and special Broadway guests as attendees find "unrivaled fantasy lands, animal queendoms, and magic kinkdoms that will leave you dreaming of a fast pass for more."
Also scheduled to be part of the evening are 2023 Tony winners J. Harrison Ghee (Some Like It Hot) and Alex Newell (Shucked) plus Joanna “JoJo” Levesque (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Nick Adams (Hulu’s Fire Island), Kyle Brown ( Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Stephen DeRosa (Mr. Saturday Night), Taurean Everett (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Justin Prescott (Funny Girl), Constantine Rousouli (Titanique), Aléna Watters (Bad Cinderella), Jonathan Burke (The Inheritance), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Parade), as well as Broadway and recording vocalists Mykal Kilgore, Marty Thomas, and Jessica Vosk.
Laya Barak again directs the fundraiser, joined by co-director Kellen Stancil and associate director Jonathan Lee. Jerry Mitchell, recipient of this year's Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, and Nick Kenkel executive produce.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. Mitchell and six of his friends danced atop a New York City bar and raised $8,000 in Broadway Bares’ first iteration. Last year’s 30th anniversary edition raised $1.9 million, bringing Broadway Bares’ total to more than $21 million for Broadway Cares.
The evening will help provide meals and medication, health care, and hope to people across the country living with HIV/AIDS or facing other life-threatening illnesses and personal crises.
Broadway Cares 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 has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Ticket and ticket packages, including a private cocktail party with Bares creator and executive producer Mitchell, are available at BroadwayCares.org.