A $150,000 check from MAC Viva Glam was presented to BC/EFA by MAC’s Senior Vice President Jennifer Balbier who also saluted the extraordinary skills of 93 MAC make-up artists who worked on the show.
Highlights from this year’s BROADWAY BARES XX: “STRIP-OPOLY” included: • Kristin Chenoweth, Euan Morton, and Vanessa Williams performing the side-splitting opening number “The Best Game in Town” by David Nehls (The Great American Trailer Park Musical) which featured Chenoweth and Williams rising on a bright red swing over the adoring crowd.
Christopher Hampton’s deliciously nasty 1985 adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’s 18th-century novel about sex as blood sport in the ancien régime still has the power to wound (and entertain) in Josie Rourke’s new production from London’s Donmar Warehouse, starring the peerless Janet Mc Teer as the Marquise de Merteuil, an aristocratic “virtuoso of deceit,” who squares off against Liev Schreiber’s sex-addicted Vicomte de Valmont, and in the process destroys him and everyone else in their orbit. And while the more traditional setting may mean that it won’t feature tableside blinis and vodka shots this time around, it will have a new leading man and lady in pop superstar Josh Groban and rising ingenue Denée Benton.
A hit at the Second Stage theater last season, this musical about a misfit teen with crippling social anxiety who tells a compassionate lie that spins out of control is coming to Broadway.
To date, the 20 editions of BROADWAY BARES have raised more than $7.5 million for BC/EFA. I’m so overcome with emotion at all of the hard work that went into making our dream a reality.