Broadway Bares: Zoom In is the virtual version, including new performances that make social distancing sexy, plus favorite numbers from years past and new appearances by special celebrity guests, according to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids website.
The in-person 30th anniversary performance was scheduled for April, but postponed because of the Broadway shutdown.
It is the first time Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is taking its signature sensational striptease online.
Though the stream is free, donations are encouraged.
Every dollar donated will help those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses receive healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and more, both in the theater world and beyond.
Donations also support and champion organizations focused on social justice and anti-racism, both in the theater world and beyond.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Jerry Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS.In its first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
The 2019 edition raised more than $2 million, with all 29 past editions raising more than $21.2 million for Broadway Cares.
“We’re so excited to bring the heat of Broadway Bares to screens around the world for the first time with Broadway Bares: Zoom In,” Bares creator and Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell said. “This year’s performers have gone full-out in both their show-stopping dance moves and desire to make a difference. You’ve got to Zoom In because it’s sure to make your laptop tingle and your cell phone vibrate!”
Where to watch Broadway Bares” Zoom in:
The free and frisky stream of Broadway Bares begins at 9:30 pm Eastern on multiple streaming channels.
It can be watched on Broadway Cares’ YouTube channel and on streaming media partners BroadwayWorld.com, iHeartRadioBroadway.com, Playbill.com, TheaterMania.com and the Pride Media family of sites including Advocate.com, Out.com and Pride.com.
images courtesy Broadway Cares and (C) Tristan Fuge