Broadway Bares 2012: The Solo Strips

By Christopher Harrity

Originally published on Advocate.com April 12 2012 1:00 PM ET

The Broadway Bares performers make raising money for Equity Fights AIDS so much fun you might feel a little guilty. But pony up folks, that dollar bill you tuck in that special place is going to help people in need.

Solo Strips harkens back to the Broadway Bares roots, when creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell organized a benefit burlesque show featuring himself and six friends performing original strips at a bar for a $10 donation plus whatever tips the audience gave the dancers. Solo Strips is a lead-up event to the big show, Broadway Bares, on June 17, and this year's Broadway Bares theme is Happy Endings — the fairy tale kind.

Pictured on the following pages are the featured dancers for this year's event to be held May 6 at XL Club. For more information: broadwaycares.org/bares2012solostrips. BROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012  LEAD X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 ROBB SHERMAN X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012  ANDY MILLS X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 BRANDON RUBENDALL X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 CESAR ABREU X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 grasan kingsberry X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 JOSH BUSCHER X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 sam cahn X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBROADWAY BARES: Solo Strips 2012 NICK KENKEL X560 | ADVOCATE.COM