Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'Broadway Bares: Game Night' Raises $1.8 Million For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

'Broadway Bares: Game Night' (photo: Evan Zimmerman)
The annual fundraiser Broadway Bares crushed it once again Sunday night as Broadway's hottest dancers and the production crew came together to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The dancers and choreographers have spent weeks not only learning and perfecting the scintillating numbers performed last night but campaigning online for donations.

BroadwayBares: Game Night, this year’s record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular, featured sexy, titillating production production numbers based on your favorite board games for two late night performances.

The cast of 'Broadway Bares: Game Night' play Battleship
The cast of 'Broadway Bares: Game Night' play Battleship (screen capture)

Directed by Nick Kenkel, the show featured sexy riffs on games like Battleship, Pictionary ("Striptionary"), Candy Land, Operation, Old Maid (who proved she was anything but), and more.

Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

The Boys in the Band’s Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins appeared in a special trivia game sketch.

Charlie Carver of 'The Boys in the Band' plays strip-trivia at Broadway Bares
Charlie Carver of 'The Boys in the Band (screen capture)'

For each wrong answer, young Charlie had to remove an article of clothing until the penultimate moment when Zach Quinto ripped off Carver's thong to screams from the packed-house.

Congrats to Tom Viola of Broadway Cares and Tony Award winner and creator of Broadway Bares, Jerry Mitchell, on another incredible night to help others!

Watch a few highlights below.

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