Pride (June 18-26) is many things: inspiring, frenetic, sweaty, multi-cultural, massive, sexy, and above all, chock-a-block with activities both official and satellite. But even if we end up skipping the parade or the Pier Dance, we never miss the chance to get down 'n' dirty with Broadway Bares, the wham-bam-thank-you-ma?am burlesque show and strip-a-thon that has raised over $7.5 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS since its 1992 debut.
See if you don?t agree? Take a look at this preview slideshow culled from past events and the always-iconic posters. For this year?s edition, Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece taps over 200 dancers to give life to history's sultriest sculptures and priapic paintings, enough to make any art critic blush. Special guests Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Rory O?Malley, Jim Parsons, David Hyde Pierce, Roger Rees, Michael Riedel and Christopher Sieber join executive producer and Out 100 honoree Jerry Mitchell for a razzling-dazzling Starry Night indeed.