Above: Kyle Dean Massey, who appeared throughout the show, starts the evening as every good fairytale should “Once Upon a Time”
Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings, a fairytale evening of modern-day burlesque featuring 227 of New York’s sexiest dancers, made history for the third year in a row Sunday by raising a record-breaking $1,254,176, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings transformed our favorite fairytales into crazy-hot, spectacular come-to-life stories as told by a bevy of Broadway’s best performers. From Snow White to Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio to The Pied Piper, Broadway Bares spun the classics into contemporary fantasy as more than 6,000 people packed Roseland Ballroom for two sold-out performances on June 17, 2012.
Aerialists Barry Nathan Lowin and Brandon Pereyda transformed “Sleeping Beauty” into an overhead pas de deux, draped in white swaths of fabric, gliding romantically above the crowd.
Infamous New York drag queen Lady Bunny appears during “Rapunzel.”
Grasan Kingsberry (Leap of Faith) portrays an evil queen to his “Mirror Mirror” image Todd Hanebrink.
As “Goldilocks,” Andy Mills (Memphis) found more than just three bears as a stage full of hairy grizzlies surrounded him.
Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly, currently on Broadway in Don’t Dress for Dinner, makes a special appearance as an evil stepmother.
Marty Lawson (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as a tough-to-resist “Pied Piper” with his kilt-clad followers.
“Goldilocks” Andy Mills receives the well-wishes – and donations – of attendees during the show’s post-finale “rotation.”
Grasan Kingberry and the cast of “Mirror Mirror” kick it up for the cause.
Nikka Lanzarone wins the adoration of the seven dwarfs as a very adult “Snow White.”
A Bollywood-inspired version of “Aladdin,” featuring Reed Kelly (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).
In a twist of the fairytale, it wasn’t Pinocchio’s nose that grew as Matt Skrincosky and company demonstrate.
Brandon Rubendall (Anything Goes) joins all the Broadway Bares cast during rotation.
Even stage managers helped dance for the cause as “bear” Joshua Pilote got in on the rotation action.
Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who is the creator and executive producer of Broadway Bares, introduces fellow Tony-winner Judith Light.
Judith Light, this year’s Tony Award winner for Featured Actress in a Play, thanks the 227 dancers and more than 650 other volunteers, during the show’s finale.