Original Casts of Bare Reunite at 54 Below Tonight

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Members of the original L.A., New York and album casts of Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's pop opera bare reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below Oct. 12 in a concert of music from the show. The presentation is in memory and celebration of composer Intrabartolo, who passed away in August 2013.

The show's original director, Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), leads the cast, joined by the original New York production’s music director, Jesse Vargas. The concert, produced by Benjamin Rauhala, is staged twice at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

Members of original New York and Los Angeles casts are also joined by cast members of the recent revised New World Stages production, as well as actors who were involved in various readings and recordings during the show’s developmental stages.

Cast details are outlined below:

From the 2000 Los Angeles Production: John Griffin, Keili Lefkovitz, Philip Dean Lightstone, Stephanie Andersen, Charity Hill, Jennie Kwan, Maura Knowles, Joseph Pinzon, Reed Prescott, Tassa Varga, Sierra Rein, Richard Hellstern, Natalie Avital, and a special video appearance by John Torres. From the 2004 New York Production: Jenna Leigh Green, John Hill, Michael Arden, Natalie Joy Johnson, Romelda Benjamin, Jim Price, Kaitlin Hopkins, Isaac Calpito, Mike Canon, and Kearran Giovanni.

From the 2012 New York Production: Taylor Trensch, Elizabeth Judd, Sara Kapner, Ariana Groover, Justin Gregory Lopez, and Michael Tacconi.

From the 2013 Los Angeles Production: Payson Lewis and Jonah Platt.

From the 2013 London Production: Dale Evans

With a rock music core, bare is a coming-of-age story about a group of high school seniors at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Like most adolescents, they struggle with issues of sexuality, relationships and religion.

Bare had its world premiere at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles, CA, where it began performances Oct. 14, 2000, and ran through Feb. 25, 2001. Following the Los Angeles production, it began its run at the American Theatre of Actors (Chernuchin Theatre) in March 2004, playing through the end of May. Bare has since had more than 100 productions worldwide, including an updated version Off-Broadway, featuring a revised libretto and additional material by Lynne Shankel.

The Los Angeles cast also reunited in a Los Angeles concert last November.

Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th St., New York. For more information and to purchase tickets visit 54Below

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