BARE Announces Off Broadway Engagement at New World Stages; Arima, Wall and Werle on Creative Team
Producers Randy Taradash, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment, and Gregory Rae announced today that the original musical BARE will come to New York this fall, beginning previews Off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Monday, November 19, 2012. Opening Night is set for Sunday, December 9, 2012.
Featuring music by Damon Intrabartolo and book & lyrics by Jon Hartmere, BARE will be directed by Olivier® Award nominee Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz) and choreographed by Emmy® Award nominee Travis Wall (“So You Think You Can Dance”). Additional songs are by Hartmere and Lynne Shankel (Altar Boyz, Cry-Baby, Company). Music supervision and arrangements are also by Lynne Shankel.
Tony® Award-winner Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) is the scenic designer. Additional design team and complete casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Keeping secrets always ends the same. With a pulsating rock score, BARE is the story of a group of teens as they wrestle with their identities, sexuality and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. As their final year of high school draws to a close, they attempt to navigate the complex road from adolescence to adulthood and must then deal with the consequences of their choices as they prepare to take the next step in their lives. BARE unfolds as a gripping and provocative new musical, where answers are sought in church confessionals, late night parties and well-locked dorm rooms.
“BARE has touched audiences throughout the world since its first production in Los Angeles in 2000,” producer Randy Taradash said. “The story resonates because it is one we are all familiar with: the challenges of growing up, of loving and accepting ourselves. We have been working with the creative team to re-conceive BARE for today’s audience and are thrilled to be presenting this new production at a time when its message reverberates with unprecedented clarity.”
BARE had its world premiere at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles, CA, where it began performances in October 14, 2000 and ran through February 25, 2001. Following the Los Angeles production, BARE began its run at the American Theatre of Actors (Chernuchin Theatre) on March 25, 2004. It opened April 19, 2004 and played through May 27, 2004. BARE has since had more than 100 productions worldwide.
Tickets to BARE will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 25th. To receive a priority ticket announcement, sign up for the BARE e-newsletter at www.BareMusicalNYC.com.