Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! raised over $1.3 million for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and gave us James Franco in a jock strap. But even more amazing are the lengths the show’s dancers go to bare all. We’re not talking Chastity drunkenly rocking back and forth on the pole while demurely stepping out of her g-string to “A Milli”. These are professionals. And as Cher wielding a crowbar will tell you to your face, this is burlesque. It’s not enough to simply unzip you pants, or unbutton that shirt. No, to truly rock hard(!), these kids came up with the most inventive and creative ways to get ass-naked on stage. It’s called art. Here, let’s take a look at the best tearaways, cutaways, breakaways and takeaways from Broadway Bares 24: Rock Hard!:
Check out the piece of trash sneaking in a lick at the end. Hello, new hero.
Meanwhile, Alex Minsky got into it.
Really into it.
I love a gold lamé turnover.
Lending a helping hand.
This is actually a move Prince did back in the day before he got all religiousy.
Hot new toy this Christmas: Teddy Tucksin
A Janet Jackson tribute — how’s that for a wardrobe malfunction, Timberlake?
Look at all those beefeaters.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Man-Thongs.I’ve always said more men should wear corsets.
And tearaway satin shorts.“Here take this, I won’t be needing it ever again.”
Off comes the leather vest, on goes the leather harness, out comes the leather bull whip, etc, etc.
Dropped trou? Take a bow.
And check out some of the other highlights below: