With a VIP invite from JMG, QNY's Dr. Jeff and I attended the seriously fabulous twentieth annual Broadway Bares show at Roseland. This year's theme was Monopoly. From Playbill:
The two performances for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS boasted a host of special guest stars, including Nick Adams, Kevin Burrows, Charles Busch, Kevin Chamberlin, Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Cody, Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, Diana DeGarmo, Lea DeLaria, Felicia Finley, Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, Barrett Foa, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, Julie Halston, Jackie Hoffman, Denis Jones, Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Sebastian LaCause, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Norm Lewis, Lucy Liu, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Rachelle Rak, Andrew Rannells, Bruce Vilanch, Tony Award winner Lillias White and Vanessa Williams.
Broadway Bares is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and executive produced by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Nearly 20 years ago, Tony winner Mitchell, who once danced nearly naked on a drum in The Will Rogers Follies, found himself inspired to take it all off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Bares was born. The first year, he and seven other Broadway dancers raised $8,000 for the charitable organization. Since that time, the fundraisers have brought in over $5.5 million for BC/EFA.
Next to us throughout the night was Hunter Bell, a Tony Award nominee for [title of show] which I loved. He told me that he and collaborator Jeff Bowen have sold a pilot to ABC. When I asked him what it was about, Hunter said he wasn't quite sure which is so [title of show].
You will want to review my complete set of NSFW photos of the evening, after the break. (I'll add some video later)
And for even more deliciousness, here's Dr. Jeff's set of photos.