Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced the lineup for the highly anticipated Broadway Bares: Zoom In! The show is set to include Broadway Bares’ Tony Award-winning creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell, plus special guest appearances by Nick Adams, Charles Busch, Lea DeLaria, J. Harrison Ghee, Nathan Lee Graham, Debbie Shapiro Gravitte, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Beth Leavel, Judith Light,A ndrew Lippa, Lesli Margherita, Angie Schworer, Marc Shaiman, Miriam Shor, Christopher Sieber, Wesley Taylor and more.
The streaming event includes full performances of numbers never before seen outside Broadway Bares’ home at Hammerstein Ballroom, as well as a sizzling socially distanced opening number that’ll grab your attention and a fierce finale spotlighting more than 100 of New York City’s sexiest dancers. The show will feature music by Todrick Hall and Billy Porter.
Introducing the favorite numbers are co-executive producer, past director and choreographer Nick Kenkel, Bares’ director and choreographer Laya Barak, and choreographers John Alix, Al Blackstone, Armando Farfan Jr., Denis Jones, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil, Charlie Sutton, Andrew Turteltaub and Sidney Erik Wright.
The frisky and free stream of Broadway Bares can be viewed at broadwaycares.org/bares, on Broadway Cares' YouTube channel, and on streaming media partner iHeartRadioBroadway.com. Though the stream is free, donations are welcome and will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $200,000, by the Dream Alliance.
This year’s in-person 30th anniversary celebration, originally set for June 21, was postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Broadway Bares: Zoom In will feature new performances that make social distancing sexy, plus favorite numbers from years past and new appearances by special celebrity guests.
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. The donations also support and champion organizations focused on social justice and anti-racism.