Broadway Bares 28
Strip U
Directed by:
Nick Kenkel

Raises a record breaking

$1,875,090


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JERRY'S FIRST STRIP
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History
Broadway Bares XIII
Burlesque is Back
Directed by Jerry Mitchell

The inspiration for “Burlesque Is Back” came from the red velvet-curtained world of vaudeville and burlesque in the early years of the twentieth century. From the two-man band to the juggling act to the bawdy comic, the good old-fashioned art of the tease was given a contemporary twist, proving the old maxim, it’s not what you show, but how you take it off. And maybe even who takes it off. Stars were plentiful in 2003 with Jane Krakowski, fresh from her Tony Award win the week before, singing upside down wrapped in a sheet; living legend Eartha Kitt serenading her four bare-chested male escorts; and Hairspray stars and Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur cracking jokes at the end of the show.

Broadway Bares 13 Raises $450K for BC/EFA

Ever year Broadway Bares keeps getting bigger. The 2003 version of the spectacular, hosted by Hairspray Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winoker and entitled Broadway Bares 13: Burlesque is Back, raised approximately $450,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. That tops last year’s total by a whopping $50,000!

Every year for 13 years, conceiver/director Jerry Mitchell has convinced a group of Broadway professionals to strip for a good cause. This year’s Broadway Bares, which took place on June 15 at Roseland Ballroom, featured over 200 performers strutting their stuff. Just as he has for the last two years, composer Andrew Lippa wrote an original song for the event, “Burlesque is Back,” which was sung by Nine’s Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski and Gypsy’s “Gotta Get A Gimmick” women (Kate Buddeke, Julie Halston and Heather Lee). Among the other notables who graced the Roseland stage was the legendary Eartha Kitt.

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