Broadway Bares Returns To Live Performances For 30th Anniversary

Broadway Bares returns to live performances this year as the popular fund-raiser celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Broadway Bares, the modern-day burlesque spectacular produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return to live performances this summer with a 30th anniversary celebration titled Broadway Bares: XXX.

The performance is set for June 26 at 9:30 PM and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Watch the new teaser trailer.

“We’ve been waiting to celebrate our 30th anniversary in person for two years, and we are going full out,” Mitchell said in a press statement. “It’s time to celebrate life and raise money to help provide meals and medication, health care, and hope for those who need a little help right now.”

“Whether it’s been three years or 10 years since you last saw Bares, our 30th edition will be a show for the ages,” added the Tony Award winner.

Due to COVID-19, the past two editions have donned pandemic-inspired namesakes, Broadway Bares: Zoom In and Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home. Together, these two virtual events collected $945,938.

Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by 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 atop a New York City bar and raised $8,000 for the cause.

Since 1988, Broadway Bares has raised more than $21 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Tickets for Broadway Bares, which are now on sale, start at $75. For additional information, including VIP tickets and packages, visit

Broadway Bares returns to live performances this year with its 30th anniversary edition of the popular fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS