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This years event managed to raise a staggering $874,372.00 for the burlesque bebefit for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids Charity
With a big boost from event sponsor M·A·C AIDS FUND, on Sunday, June 22nd, two performances of Broadway Bares XVIII: Wonderland raised $874,372 – a new record and more than $130,000 above 2007’s total of $743,787.
Since its inception in 1992, when Tony Award®-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell – then in the ensemble of The Will Rogers Follies – put six of his fellow dancers up on the bar at an infamous “watering hole” in New York City’s Chelsea district and raised $8,000 for Broadway Cares, the 18 editions of Broadway Bares have grown beyond all expectations, raising more than $5.7 million for BC/EFA.
From such hot and humble beginnings, a now legendary event was born. Over 5,500 people attended this year’s shows atthe Roseland Ballroom with over 2,900 in attendance for the 9:30 performance, followed by a second wide-eyed crowd of over 2,500, raising the roof in the name of flesh and fancy at the midnight show. Ticket sales, from VIP to general admission, contributed $457,180 to the impressive total.
On with the show! Off with their clothes!
Drawing upon Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, Broadway Bares: Wonderland opened with a chorus of English schoolmates and featured a wealth of twisted and nearly naked guests from beyond the looking glass, including, the “Queen of Hearts,” the infamous “Caterpillar,” the “Walrus and the Carpenter,” the “Dodo Bird” and “Mock Turtle,” along with such favorites as “the Cheshire Cat,” “White Rabbit,” a chorus of “Tweedledums and Tweedledees,” and, of course, young Alice, making her way through an orgy of unforgettable characters discovered down the rabbit hole.
July 26, 2008