Oscar winner and 2022 Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose and Funny Girl star Ramin Karimloo have joined the roster of Broadway favorites making appearances at Broadway Bares: XXX, set with 9:30 PM and midnight performances June 26 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
This year's event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the burlesque-themed fundraiser, an annual highlight for the NYC theatre community. As always, this year's edition will benefit Broadway Cares.
Also joining the lineup are POTUS stars Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamura, and Julie White; the Queens of Broadway's SIX: The Musical, who will perform the evening's finale; Tony-winning A Strange Loop writer Michael R. Jackson; and Tony winner (and Broadway Bares founder) Jerry Mitchell. They join a previously announced roster of Broadway favorites including Nathan Lee Graham, Lesli Margherita, Bonnie Milligan, Maulik Pancholy, and Jason Tam. The evening will also include performers from the casts of Broadway's Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Company, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Hamilton, The Lion King, MJ, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Man, POTUS, A Strange Loop, and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
As previously announced, the evening will be directed by Laya Barak, who led the last live edition, Broadway Bares: Take Off, in 2019. This production marks Barak’s third time directing Broadway Bares. Jonathan Lee will serve as associate director. Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, a longtime Bares director and performer, will act as executive producers. Broadway Bares: XXX is written by Hunter Bell and Troy Britton Johnson, and will feature lighting design by Joel Shier, scenic design by David Arsenault, and sound design by Nick Borisjuk. Production stage managers are Jereme Kyle Lewis and Johnny Milani with Sarah Helgesen as stage manager.
The production features choreography by Barak, Kenkel, Lee, Al Blackstone, Jessica Castro, Chloe Davis, Armando Farfan, Richard J. Hinds, Stephanie Klemons, Sekou McMiller, Michael Lee Scott, Gabby Sorrentino, Kellen Stancil, and Andrew Turteltaub.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. While working as a dancer on Broadway, Mitchell and six of his friends raised $8,000 with the first iteration. The last two editions were COVID-safe virtual presentations in 2020 and 2021. Since 1988, Broadway Bares has raised more than $21 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Tickets to Broadway Bares: XXX, which start at $75, are available at BroadwayCares.org.