Broadway Bares 28
Strip U
Directed by:
Nick Kenkel

Raises a record breaking

$1,875,090


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History
Broadway Bares XIV
Now Showing
Directed by Jodi Moccia

It was “Lights! Camera! Stripping!” as Broadway Bares went to the movies for “Now Showing.” Jerry Mitchell now had a full slate of film, television, and theater projects and moved into the role of Executive Producer. His longtime associate, Jodi Moccia, took over as director in 2004 and came up with an evening of filmstrip parodies featuring a cast of dancers definitely ready for their close-up. The black and white glamour of Hollywood’s golden age inspired the promotional campaign, but the routines took their cues from every genre and age of the silver screen from silent movies through today. For the first time, there were more than two hundred dancers participating, and more than half a million dollars was raised at this little strip show!

Broadway Bares 14: Now Showing, the 2004 version of the spectacular that grins and bares it, brought in $525,000 for BC/EFA, $18,000 of which was collected in sweaty dollar bills tucked into the sparkling g-strings of 200 of Broadway’s hottest dancers. This success tops last year’s total by a whopping $75,000, and culminates in a grand total of $2,825,000 raised since the first edition in 1991. Every year for 14 years, Broadway Bares’ creator and original director/choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, has convinced a group of Broadway professionals to take it off for a good cause. This year’s Broadway Bares, which took over Roseland Ballroom on June 20, was directed by Mitchell’s assistant, Jodi Moccia, and choreographed by Moccia and a stellar dance team. Broadway Bares 14 brought us back to the movies, with danced scenes from Flashdance, Rocky, James Bond, Chariots of Fire, “Crotching” Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and even a moment from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Special guests included It’s All Relative’s Christopher Sieber and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Jai Rodriguez, Swoosie Kurtz, Patrick Cassidy, Shirley Jones, and Paige Davis (of Trading Spaces and, more recently, Chicago on Broadway), and, of course, John Tartaglia and Rod in a cameo from Scream. The audience’s favorite Las Vegas aerial troupe, The Living Art of Armando, returned in a sexy acrobatic feat, spinning from a sphere mid-air as their costumes appeared to melt away.

Following the finale was a reminder of what all the glitz and gaiety was for: a generous check for $75,000 from The MAC AIDS Fund and MAC Viva Glam presented by MAC CEO John Dempsey to Broadway Cares. With the support of MAC, our sold-out crowd, and our volunteers and volunteer dancers, we’ve created a new way to raise money to help people living with AIDS.

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