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The beloved fundraising show On Demand takes off on TV, only, you know, naked.
The folks at Broadway Bares dazzled us in their 26th edition of their show benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by raising an impressive $1,482,724 in two performances Sunday. Plus there’s the up-close and personal contact with Broadway’s sexiest dancers and performers. This year, the show was especially dedicated to the victims of last week’s Orlando nightclub tragedy and their families and friends.
This year’s show, On Demand — satirizing all forms of television — included performers such as Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, Frankie J. Grande, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Longoria, and NY1 News’ Frank DiLella and Roma Torre.
The show also included special “on demand” video appearances by seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan, Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, Emmy Award nominee Wendy Williams, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen, Cassandra Peterson as her horror hostess alter ego Elvira, and HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott.
The evening followed a fledgling TV network’s efforts to turn itself into an audience favorite by asking its stars to drop their drawers and opt for “all nude, all the time.”
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org.
See some highlights below: