Broadway Bares breaks previous record take
The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fund-raiser Broadway Bares took in $340,000 this year, a 20% increase over last years record-breaking haul, according to Backstage.com. Producing director Michael Graziano says this years production had a little bit of a story to connect the opportunities to get some of the most attractive bodies on Broadway out of their clothes. The vignettes were scripted by gay scribe Charles Busch, who also employed his performance skills portraying the commander of a multigalactic pack of strippers. It was not all gratuitous nudity, however: Dick Cavett (The Rocky Horror Show) did a go-go dance, an effort Graziano deemed to be a good job. He made some money.