New York Broadway Bares in Times Square with the Imperial Court

Members of Broadway Bares, Tom Viola (Broadway Cares /Equity Fights AIDS), and The Imperial Court of New York’s Emperor XVIII Tony Monteleone & Empress XXIII Anne Tique assembled at Times Square’s Red Stairs this past week  in anticipation of the extravagant charity event – the 24th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns.
The fundraiser, which is produced by The Imperial Court of New York, will be held on Saturday, March 27th at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis Hotel to benefit Broadway Cares /Equity Fights AIDS and God’s Love We Deliver. Celebrating diversity with humor, heart, and humanitarianism, the Court puts the “fun” in fundraising.

The star-studded event will feature “Broadway Bares” performing “Football Strip “and Stimulus Package.”  Broadway ‘s Terri White (Finian’s Rainbow) will appear, along with legendary dance music artist Crystal Waters, Dance-pop singer Kristine W., Pop vocalist Kelly King, Drag Diva Coco Peru, Drag legend  Jesse Volt.
Broadway’s Tony-Award winning Jerry Mitchell will be honored with a knighthood from The Court  in recognition of charitable work as the creator and executive producer of Broadway Bares, which has benefited Broadway Cares since 1992. 
Over 1,000 people will attend this Annual  Ball from all around the United States and abroad – among them, some of New York’s most fashionable. Because of its special brand of “community service with flair,” the event will be a “night to remember.”

The main event of the Ball is the midnight coronation of the next Imperial Court Monarchs. The event includes a full-course dinner, entertainment, Viennese Dessert Buffet, open bar, dancing, and a silent auction.
Broadway Bares items,  such as VIP tickets to Broadway Bares 20: Stripopoly , autographed framed posters,  the DVD Collection of X through 19.0, among other memorabilia will be available at the silent auction.
This year’s Honorary Chairs include: Michael Feinstein, Leslie Jordan, Jerry Mitchell, Dame Joan Rivers, and Dame Robin Strasser.

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