Dodger Stages is the beehive of underground performance spaces at 340 W. 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues at Worldwide Plaza.
The rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo with lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr and a book by Hartmere and Intrabartolo, was seen in a hit West Coast run and then, in revised form, Off Broadway at the American Theatre of Actors this past spring.
"Bare explores the pains and pleasures of five high school seniors at a co-ed Catholic boarding school as they struggle to grow up in these complicated times," according to the producers. "Each of them question where they are in their lives. Answers are sought in the church confessional and in less formal venues including a stage, a rave, and a well-locked dorm room."
Kristin Hanggi directs. Fans embraced the show as a kind of cousin to Rent: Real people with real struggles singing character and plot songs that had a genuine pop and rock sound.
Full casting will be announced shortly. Bare was originally announced to bow Sept. 22 at Dodger Stages. For more information, visit www.BareAPopOpera.com.
Bare is produced by Dodger Stage Holding and Jack Grossbart/Marc Schwartz. Bare associate producers are William M. Apfelbaum and Amanda DuBois.