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.