“Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece,” the one-night event sponsored annually by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be performed at midnight on April 24 at the CHI showroom at Planet Hollywood. All proceeds will go to EC/BFA, an organization that has raised more than $195 million in order to provide essential services for those living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.

The show, developed by Jerry Mitchell in New York in 1992, graced the Las Vegas dance scene for the first time last year at the same venue. The striptease revue was originally conceptualized to give audiences a racier peak of Broadway stars away from their usual stages on the Great White Way. Despite small beginnings (the first show featured solo acts from each performer, a far cry from the production quality seen now), the endeavor quickly gained momentum.

In Vegas, we’re used to bare bodies and glitzy shows. The caliber of performers and choreographers that turned out for last year’s show represented an auspicious start, though, and the lineup for 2011 holds just as much potential. If Easter festivities don’t have you sitting in a church at midnight, hit up Planet Hollywood for what will likely be a steamy show on the Strip. Tickets are general admission and will be available at the door for $20-$50. Follow the link here for coverage of last year’s show.

Advertisements