The posh crowd at the Pines on Fire Island found themselves in the spotlight on May 30, 2015, as Broadway Bares Fire Island set the stage for a 25th season of Broadway Bares.
In two standing-room-only shows, 23 of New York City’s sexiest men and women seduced their sold-out audiences at Fire Island Pines' Brandon Fradd Theater at Whyte Hall. The evening, which marked Broadway Bares’ return to Fire Island after a one-year absence, raised a record $55,994. The last edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island, in 2013, raised $33,044.
The very fit dancers of the Great White Way played with role play and fantasy (and a lot of exposed flesh) as they donated their time and efforts to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Among the more memorable appearances of the night was inspiring Marine-turned-model Alex Minsky, who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan. Minsky, who made his stage debut in last year’s Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, arrived at Broadway Bares' Fire Island stage as a sexy beekeeper. He mesmerized three male bumblebees who ditched their disappointed female flowers to focus on shedding Minsky of his beekeeper costume and revealing his muscular, tattooed body.
Broadway’s Ward Billeisen served as the evening’s host, kicking off the night with an original song, written by Jeff Biering and Michael Lee Scott, that set the stage for the show’s nod to provocative photography and imagery.