PHOTOS: Broadway Bares Gets Personal With “Solo Strips”

Billy Steves

PHOTOS: Take the most gorgeous lads and ladies on Broadway, add risque burlesque and boylesque routines choreographed by top Broadway dancers, and you’ve got Broadway Bares, the red-hot annual striptease series benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The main event, Broadway Bares 23: The United Strips of America, isn’t until June 23, but for those of you who can’t wait till then, there’s Broadway Bares: Solo Strips on May 5 at XL Nightclub.

A regular draw for several years now, Solo Strips sees a dozen chorus boys—including Matt Anctil (La Cage Aux Folles), Patrick Boyd (Grease),  Peter Nelson (Cinderella),  Matthew RossoffDennis Stowe (Annie) and Sheldon Tucker (Bring It On: The Musical)—in scorching-hot solo routines.

Broadway Bares has practically become its own cottage industry, with the Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque in January, followed by Solo Strips, Broadway Bares: Fire Island on June 1 and Broadway Bares 23 on June 23.

The sexy skin on display isn’t the only appeal (though we don’t hate that): These shows are a rare opportunity to see amazingly talented dancers, usually relegate to anonymous supporting roles, take center stage and show us what God and years of practice have given them.

We’ve said it before: Make Broadway Bares a monthly event and you’d have a line around the block.

Broadway Bares: Solo Strip is May 5 at XL Nightclub.




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  • Dixie Rect

    Why are all the actors/models looking angry, bored and vacant? Is this supposed to be sexy? They are actors, show some personality, or at least smile. This is common in many calendars, and its boring as hell.

  • yaoming

    Apparently, Broadway does a lot of sit-ups and chest shaving.

  • QJ201

    Yeah for me, I’ve fucked one of them. Didn’t know he was a broadway bottom!


    Photo #3 has the best physique, but they are all above-average. Thanks for sharing, Queerty!

  • Daniel-Reader

    Actually you don’t have to do sit-ups for great abs. Most people have really great abs already because of everyday movements they do non-stop throughout the day. They just cannot see them. The only difference is that many people have a layer of fat which appears above the muscle layer which hides their ab definition. You get great abs by burning off the fat – not doing crunches which burn very few calories.

  • balehead

    Does the money they raise actually help anyone? Or does it just go for “administration costs” as usual?

  • TheaterGuy

    @balehead: Broadway Cares has a great reputation in the community for making sure the money goes where it’s supposed to. They awarded more than $10.8 million last year to more than 450 AIDS organizations across the country and to The Actors Fund (which helps anyone in the entertainment industry). They even sent out something like $350,000 on behalf of the theater community to help victims of Hurricane Sandy (and have done so for other natural disasters). I get your skepticism about other groups, but these guys are for real.

  • balehead

    It ok to ask questions you know……it’s still called free speech right?…

  • balehead

    Glad to know this…

  • balehead

    Awesome about Broadway Bares…And now everybody else who didn’t post (but snickers quietly)knows it too…

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