PHOTOS: A Burlesque for Every Month of the Year
Opening Number: Christopher Sieber and Company
The 24th season kicked off on Sunday with a standing-room only crowd at New York City's XL Nightclub. This year's edition of Winter Burlesque, dubbed "Calendar Girl," proves to be yet another campy show and has raised $32,781 so far for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
No matter what your favorite month may be, the "live-action pin-up calendar" never disappoints. The opening number features two-time Tony Award nominee and Bares favorite Christopher Sieber (Pippin, Shrek the Musical, Spamalot), and the finale includes recording artist and Broadway veteran Matt Zarley. And let's not forget the cast of 25 of New York's most talented (and sexy) dancers.
See photos from each month of the year on the following pages, plus video on the last page.
January: Julius C. Carter and Company (Ryan Worsing, Rashaan James II, Matthew Rossoff and Sidney Erik Wright)
February: Anne Otto
March: J. Morgan White and Company (Barrett Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, Cesar Abreu and Anthony Rooar DeCarlis)
April/May: Sidney Erik Wright, Matt Anctil and Patrick Boyd
June: Heather Lea Bair
July: Michael Scirrotto and Elizabeth Dugas
August: Kristine Bendul, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva and Ryan Worsing
September: Matthew Rossoff
October: Daniel Robinson and Anthony Rooar DeCarlis
November: Benjamin Horen and Company (Jena VanElslander, Elizabeth Dugas and Heather Lea Bair)
December: Anthony Rooar DeCarlis, Cesar Abreu, Sidney Erik Wright and Barrett Davis
Finale: Matt Zarley and Company
Watch the almost NSFW video of the event below: