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04/21/2017 12:30 pm ET

Here's Your First Look At 'Broadway Bares: Strip U'

Get set to get schooled.

More than 150 of New York’s hottest dancers will be hitting the books ― figuratively, at least ― this June, but the lessons they’ll impart are decidedly not for kids.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS officials whetted fans’ appetites for “Broadway Bares: Strip U” this week with some steamy photos and a behind-the-scenes video. The 27th installment of the wildly popular Broadway-meets-burlesque fundraiser will feature a collegiate theme, and its chiseled cast will “school” audiences with steamy art, math and sport-themed dance numbers. This year’s show will hit New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom June 18 and will be directed by Nick Kenkel, whose Broadway credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Evita” and “The Wedding Singer.” 

“Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum,” officials wrote in a press release, before promising “a science lab exploding with sizzling chemistry or sculpted studs exhibiting model behavior in art class.” 

Created in 1992 by Tony-winning “Kinky Boots” director Jerry Mitchell, the event has raised more than $15.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit group dedicated to AIDS-related causes across the U.S. Previous installments of the show have ranged from 2012’s fairy tale-themed “Happy Endings” to 2016’s tech-driven fantasy “On Demand.” 

Check out some teaser photos below, and read more about “Broadway Bares: Strip U” here.  

  • Art Class
    Devin Ilaw and Nicholas Cunningham
    Andrew Eccles
    Devin Ilaw and Nicholas Cunningham
  • Football
    Kamille Upshaw 
    Andrew Eccles
    Kamille Upshaw 
  • Cheerleaders
    Jakob Karr and Jeffrey Sousa
    Andrew Eccles
    Jakob Karr and Jeffrey Sousa
  • Marching Band
    Karla Puno Garcia, Josh Drake and Nikki Spencer 
    Andrew Eccles
    Karla Puno Garcia, Josh Drake and Nikki Spencer 
  • Math Class
    Jamie Paterson 
    Andrew Eccles
    Jamie Paterson 
  • The Cast Of "Broadway Bares: Strip U"
    Andrew Eccles
  • Science Lab
    Tim McGarrigal and Sarita Colon
    Andrew Eccles
    Tim McGarrigal and Sarita Colon
  • Library
    Marie Rose 
    Andrew Eccles
    Marie Rose 
  • The Official Poster
    Locky Brownlie 
    Andrew Eccles
    Locky Brownlie 

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