By Michael Gioia
14 Mar 2013
Andrew Fiacco directs and choreographs the production, which features music by Intrabartolo and a book and lyrics by Hartmere, with Eric Alsford as musical director.
This is not the same incarnation that was recently seen at Off-Broadway's New World Stages that featured a revised libretto and additional material by Lynne Shankel (Altar Boyz, Cry-Baby).
As previously announced, that staging has international productions planned for Korea, Japan, Brazil and Los Angeles, and a cast album is in the works.
Here's how Broward describes the pop opera: "The story zooms in on the relationship between two boys, Peter (McCabe) a socially awkward loner and Jason (Cullum) the school’s golden boy. Throughout the story we see the struggles, trials, and tribulations that they go through to keep their relationship alive yet hidden, and how their love affects their friends and the people around them. This includes Ivy (Piro) whose interest in Jason has increasingly grown and Matt (Westrich) who's affections for Ivy constantly go unnoticed."
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, Bare began its run at the American Theatre of Actors (Chernuchin Theatre) March 25, 2004. It opened April 19, 2004, and played through May 27, 2004. Bare has since had more than 100 productions worldwide.
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