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Broadway Bares to ’Rock Hard’ at Hammerstein This June

Friday Apr 11, 2014
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The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares will blow the roof off its new home at Hammerstein Ballroom with "Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!," an amped up celebration honoring the best of rock ’n’ roll.

Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, "Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!" will crank up the volume and strip away all inhibitions as it pays tribute to rock ’n’ roll’s iconic music and moments of the past 60 years. More than 150 of New York’s sexiest and most talented dancers will shake, rattle, and disrobe in an unforgettable burlesque spectacular.

"Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!" arrives Sunday, June 22 with two performances only at 9:30 P.M. and midnight at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, located in the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street). Special guests for the evening will be announced at a later date.

Broadway Bares combines the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The event, featuring the hottest male and female dancers on Broadway, has become one of BC/EFA’s signature events. The first Broadway Bares featured just seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. Through 23 editions, Broadway Bares has raised more than $11.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Bares was created by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell ("Kinky Boots"), who also serves as executive producer. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, led by Producing Director Michael Graziano. This year’s edition will be directed by Nick Kenkel ("Catch Me If You Can," "Peepshow," "Legally Blonde"), who also directed Broadway Bares 23.

Tickets can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext 268. For more information and merchandise, visitbroadwaybares.com.

Ticket packages include:

· 9:30 P.M. Performance: $1,000 Premium Table Reserved Seating, includes a reserved seat in a VIP box or 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $750 Reserved Table Seat, includes a reserved seat in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $295 VIP Standing, includes non-reserved standing ticket in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $195 Priority Standing, includes a non-reserved standing ticket in priority viewing area on the main floor near the stage; $75 General Admission, includes a non-reserved standing ticket on the main floor; and $50 Non-Reserved Seating in the 2nd balcony.

· Midnight Performance: $750 Premium Table Reserved Seating, includes a reserved seat in a VIP box or 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $500 Reserved Table Seat, includes a reserved seat in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $250 VIP Standing, includes non-reserved standing ticket in the 1st balcony VIP lounge with open bar; $75 General Admission, includes a non-reserved standing ticket on the main floor; and $50 Non-Reserved Seating in the 2nd balcony.

· Broadway Cares also is offering the "Stripper Spectacular" package for $2,500 (available for both 9:30 P.M. and Midnight shows). It includes a reserved table seat in a VIP box with open bar, admission to a private cocktail party before the performance, a poster autographed by the cast, a "Broadway Bares: Openings" CD and the Broadway Bares: Backstage Pass coffee table book.

The presenting sponsor of Broadway Bares is M•A•C VIVA Glam, with generous support from BC/EFA corporate partner United Airlines.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 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 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.


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