Thousands went back to school at Broadway Bares: Strip U, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’s annual fundraiser where 181 of New York City’s hottest male and female dancers bare it all. This year’s 27th edition of the highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular raised more money then ever. The night also featured some very special guests like actress Judith Light, viral sensation Randy Rainbow and musician Steve Grand.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
Stripathon, the online fundraiser led by the show’s cast and crew, raised a record-breaking $686,135 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, marking the second year in a row and only second time in Broadway Bares history Stripathon was the single largest contributor to the grand total.
This year’s Broadway Bares stripped away the fears of freshmen and saluted seniors as a journey across the Strip U campus took us to a seductive observatory, exploding chemistry lab, flirty fine arts class, frat party-turned-Greek god fantasy, a lesson in stiletto strutting and Havana, Cuba, for a sizzling semester studying abroad.
Tony-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who created Broadway Bares in 1992 and serves as executive producer thanked the audience with actress Judith Light.
“We must take the power of our diverse communities and dedicate our energies to the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other,” Light said.
Light and Mitchell also reminded the audience: “Safe sex is hot sex. We can best love each other by protecting each other.”
Other guests stars who made appearance were viral sensation Randy Rainbow and musician Steve Grand.
Enjoy these 17 pics proving why Broadway Bares is New York’s sexiest night:
Photos by Billy Bustamante, Kevin Thomas Garcia, Daniel Roberts, Matthew Murphy,
Jonathan Tichler, Evan Zimmerman
Video by Reel Time Video Production; highlights edited by Mo Brady