Broadway Bares Announces 2016 Theme: “On Demand”

Recommended for mature audiences.

Broadway Bares is one of the hottest tickets of the year—when dancers from the biggest shows on the Great White Way come together in a bawdy burlesque revue benefiting the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has just announced the theme for the 2016 show, happening June 19 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom: “Broadway Bares: On Demand” promises to offer everything we love about television—without those pesky censors!

BC/EFA slipped us some racy preview images to give you a clearer picture.


Launched back in 1992 by Tony-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (On Your Feet!, Kinky Boots), Broadway cares features sizzling dance numbers and appearances by A-list celebrities. It’s always a surprise to see who “pops” up, but in past years, James Franco, Laverne Cox, Vanessa Williams, Fran Drescher and even Bianca Del Rio have all got in on the fun.

And this is no chump-change affair: To date, the 25 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $14.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

For tickets and more information, Visit



Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.