A moment from the 2017 edition of Broadway Bares.
A moment from the 2017 edition of Broadway Bares.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The annual Broadway Bares benefit from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will play the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday, June 17.

This annual extravaganza features seductive production numbers from more than 150 of the most talented dancers on Broadway. They will strut and strip their way into your heart in two unforgettable shows at 9:30 pm and midnight. This year's theme and special guests will be announced in the spring. Broadway Bares will be directed by Nick Kenkel and Laya Barak.

The show 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 Broadway Bares' first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced in a New York City bar and raised $8,000. The 2017 edition, raised $1,568,114 for the organization bringing the 27-year grand total to more than $17.4 million.