Broadway Cares is a theatrical fundraising organization dedicated to fighting AIDS since 1988. Every year Broadway Cares puts on a one-night (two performance) show called Broadway Bares, a glitzy burlesque style production in which Broadway performers and celebrities, after months of disciplined work on their physiques, strip-tease and entertain for a packed Roseland Ballroom audience.
This year is the 20th Annual event and actor, director, and Bares alum Daniel Robinson is putting together a documentary about the event. On top of 20 years worth of footage, Daniel is putting together a team of cinematographers to shoot this year's performance, a series of interviews, and other footage related to the event. I met with Daniel yesterday evening. He's a very nice guy, very passionate about the event and enthusiastic about the project.
I'm happy to say that I'm going to be one of the shooters on this project. Besides being beautiful subject matter that looks like a lot of fun to shoot, I'm proud to lend my efforts to such a good cause. I've been told there's already a bit of an anticipatory buzz about this documentary in the gay film festival circuit, but I feel the gay community has always taken a disproportionate amount of the responsibility for fighting this disease. I truly hope that this film has a wide appeal and brings attention to an issue that I often fear has lost its sense of urgency in the public mind. I'm very happy to be doing my part in aiding that effort.