Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced the theme for this year's Broadway Bares, which will be held on June 17, 2012 in New York City, and I couldn't be more excited by the theme: Happy Endings! This year's show will be a tribute to fairy tales, with Jack and the Beanstock, Puss in Boots, Goldilocks and the Three Bares Bears (think bears), and more.
For 22 years, chorus boys and girls have been stripping off their clothes in choreographed routines to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide AIDS services and healthcare for theatrical performers. It's a fantastic event (I was able to go to the 15th show back in 2005), and one that I sure wish we could replicate in San Francisco.
In the past, Broadway Beat has sold DVDs of past shows. Sales have been temporily suspended due to the sudden death of the site's owner, though the website says that sales will eventually resume. Still, it's unclear whether this year's show will be available on DVD, so if you have the means, I urge you to make it to NYC in June to catch this amazing fundraising event.
UPDATE: Broadway Beat's website now says that the sale of their videos will now be handled by Real Time Video Production. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS confirmed to me through Twitter that Real Time Video Production will be producing and eventually selling a DVD of this year's Broadway Bares.
Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the promotional work for this year's show:
And here are a few more promotional photos (update: several more publicity photos posted on Broadwat Bares' Facebook have been added):