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“Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque”! Photos By Christian Freedom


Give people want they want–great choreography, hot bodies, and a terrific cause–and they line up with their tongues out.

So when Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was announced at xl, tickets went so fast they had to add an extra late show.

I was at the earlier one and fit right in with the audience, which consisted of hundreds of gay men plus Judith Light.

The extraordinary array of imaginatively produced burly-q numbers included:

“By the Sea” (Guys wearing swimsuits with back panels that conveniently dropped out, naturally)

“Spellbound” (A thrilling male-female pas-de-deux of S&M-style power shifting, ending with a hug)

“Raise The Roost” (A cracking Humpty Dumpty cavorting with a bunch of strutting female cocks)

“Talk To The Hand” (An Arabian Nights-style lapdance given to an audience member who was every bit as hot as the dancers)

Also, numbers with a sparkly banker paying for whores, a milkman spilling his liquid over a Paul Bunyan type, and all kinds of other fascinating professionals.

All that teasing made lots of money and also served as a tease for something else–the actual Broadway Bares show in June. See you there in your skivvies.