When I ﬁrst moved to New York City in the early ‘90s, it was a city that is almost unrecognizable from the sterilized version that we live in today. An unmistakable NYC edge and an eruption of creativity came from every corner of New York, that made our city the place where everyone wanted to be. Big creative parties, clubs and events were such an integral part of that culture.
During that time, I was working for MAC Cosmetics. One of the things that made me proudest of my role with the brand was the company’s commitment to supporting those living with HIV and AIDS through the Viva Glam campaigns and the MAC AIDS Fund. I had the good fortune to have worked with so many great organizations through my work with MAC. But the most memorable I became involved with during this time was an amazing organization called Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and their big, creative, amazing event called Broadway Bares.
Not for the faint of heart – or the terribly shy – Broadway Bares has always been a highlight of the year, not only for the thousands of attendees who crowd the ﬂoor every year to watch the show, but for the performers who, for one night a year generously take it all – or nearly all – off for a good cause. The event was created by dancer and Tony-award-winning director/choreographer, Jerry Mitchell. In 1992, he convinced seven of his friends to Villa del Rosario >> For the rest of 25 years of Broadway Bares a Order the Fall 2015 issue here