64 posts categorized "BROADWAY BARES"

Nov 06 2015
A Collection Of BROADWAY BARES Posts Comments (0)

BROADWAY BARES (2008—2013, 2015)

Boy Culture turns 10, so look for a massive missive on some of my favorite-ever posts today. Until then, here's a fun-the-fun-of-it round-up of my Broadway Bares coverage.

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 12.53.02 AMI had never so much as seen a male stripper when my friend Jason pushed me hard to come to Broadway Bares with him. Manhattan's annual burlesque charity show for HIV/AIDS was a real eye-opener (and an effective wallet-opener, too). I quickly became enamored of, well, most of the guys on the stage. I wound up becoming a fixture at the shows (is that a..."good" thing?), and my coverage has delighted and, occasionally, horrified the participants. (The kindest take-down notice I ever got was when Guto Bittencourt took me to coffee to politely ask if I might consider removing a video of him in the nude. Some others were a little more direct, but no one was ever rude or freaked out.)

Unfortunately, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS spent an inordinate amount of time fighting me—they would never credential me, and when they did finally invite LOTS of press to cover a Solo Strips event, I didn't make the cut...and their marketing manager threatened to have me kicked out while demanding I stop taking photos. I skipped a year and got over it.

Anyway, I think most of the participants are, or should be, proud of their bodies and their artistic contributions to this unique event.

Following: All of my coverage of Bares and of its related Solo Strips events, roughly in chronological order...

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Oct 25 2015
In Love With Love: An Intimate Times Square Chat with hopefulROMANTIC Matt Zarley Comments (0)

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Even though we'd crossed paths, I'd never officially met singer Matt Zarley until our candlelit dinner at the Red Eye Grill in NYC two weeks ago. He'd been the musical guest at a Broadway Bares Solo Strips event, but that had been the closest I'd come to his orbit.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef017d408a2855970c-550wiStrutting his stuff at Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque in 2013

Matt was in NYC promoting his biggest project yet, the original, mostly dialogue-free mini-musical film hopefulROMANTIC, described as a story about “loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there's somebody for everybody.”

Zarley, who had a cherished relationship end last year, seemingly poured his feelings into the film, which has been in 24 short-film fests (winning awards at the Best Shorts Awards, The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival).

Check out my romance-themed Q&A with Zarley, conducted in and around Times Square, after the jump ...

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Jun 18 2015
Jerry Mitchell BARES His Soul Comments (0)

 Jerry Mitchell speaks to Billboard about Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the 25th installment of his wildly successful charity show in which chorus boys and girls bare most for AIDS.

I'm going this year after skipping last year. It's hard to enjoy without shooting it, and they are unthrilled with photography.

Jun 05 2015
EXCLUSIVE Your Nightly Briefing: Guto Bittencourt Comments (0)
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Swimsuit shoot in the gallery above

Sexy singer Guto Bittencourt is one of the guys I came to know a bit because of my former obsession with Broadway Bares (I'm going again this year after skipping a year); he liked my shots of him, but had me pull down one that showed a bit too much. It was the nicest take-down notice ever, which he delivered charmingly over a cup of coffee.



The busy performer took some time out last month in Rio to parade his perfection for photographer Jeff Segenreich.

A lot of pretty.

Apr 24 2015
Solo Strips Is Off...All Off...Due To Reisner/Weiderpass's Cruzing Comments (0)


I've had my issues with BC/EFA, but have supported its causes many times, including Solo Strips. This year, I had already purchased my ticket for the new installment.

I'm pleasantly surprised that BC/EFA has decided to take a stand against Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass's disingenuous and sucking-up to the very, very anti-gay Ted Cruz by canceling its association with their 42West venue.

I would suggest anyone, like me, with tickets let BC/EFA keep the money. 

Apr 14 2015
Solo Video Comments (0)

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is back with another edition of Solo Strips on Sunday, May 10, at 42West (514 W. 42nd St., NY, NY). The guys who will take it all off: 

Lawrence Alexander (The Lion King), Yurel Echezarreta (Aladdin), Josh Green(Wicked), Mark MacKillop (West Side Story international tour), Jaysin McCollum (The Lion King), Christopher Messina (Jersey Boys), Jamal Story (Motown: The Musical), Kit Treece (Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular), Kei Tsuruharatani (The King and I) and Ryan Worsing (Chicago).

Video after the jump...

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Dec 13 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Eartha Kitt - LOVE FOR SALE Comments (0)


Eartha Kitt has way too much for with this tune near the end of her life...

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Jan 27 2014
Instagratification: 9 Theater Superhunks Making Social Media Their Bitch Comments (0)

When it comes to following hot Broadway performers, Off-Broadway actors and chorus boys, I Joshua-Michael-Brickman-Corey-D-Stewartwouldn't say I'm the most dedicated, but I'm one of the most literal—in fact, I tend to run into them on the street and say hello. [Most of the time, they're thrilled to be recognized and briefly chatted up by a fan, though one luscious blond(ish) boy has looked at me like I'm wearing a vest littered with bubonic plague-laced needles.]

My own Instagram is filled with sexy men about town, and probably a decent number of them are buff theater boys, sure to please all you theater buffs.

With innovations like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, you don't even have to leave your home to ogle men who were—let's face it—born to be ogled.

Without further adieu, and in no particular order, here are just a few of the nonsensically beautiful, occasionally ecstatically exhibitionistic men of the theater who you may want to get social with real fast...

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