Breaking News: BARE Composer Damon Intrabartolo Passes Away at 39

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Damon Intrabartolo, who wrote the music for BARE, passed away on August 13 in Arizona where he has been living the last few years. He was 39 years old.

On Twitter, original BARE cast member Jenna Leigh Green wrote "My heart is heavier than I can stand. My friend, my collaborator and one of the most amazing people to ever touch my soul. RIP sweet, D."

Intrabartolo attended the University of Southern California and departed before graduation to work with John Ottman on The Usual Suspects.

Damon collaborated with Ottman for 13 years orchestrating and conducting films such as: Halloween H20 (1998), Lake Placid (1999), Bubble Boy (2001), Pumpkin (2002), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), X2: X-Men United (2003), Gothika (2003), Cellular (2004), Hide and Seek (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Superman Returns (2006). He also contributed a score to "Corpus Christi", directed by bare's Kristin Hanggi that was presented in Los Angeles.

Intrabartolo also orchestrated and conducted In Good Company (2004), American Dreamz (2006) and the acclaimed "Dreamgirls" (2006) underscore with Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask.

He composed the musical Bare, a Pop Opera; his company God Help! Productions also produced the world premiere in Los Angeles. He composed and produced the musical Ann E. Wrecksick and the Odyssey of the Bulimic Orphans. Both shows played in Los Angeles and New York City. He composed the musical Plop which workshopped in Los Angeles.

Damon Intrabartolo also collaborated with on sold out concerts, BARE'S BACK at Joe's Pub featuring the cast of the Off-Broadway show.

Michael, John and Jenna rehearse the new closing number while Damon looks on at The Cast of Bare in Concert Final Performance

Bare composer Damon Intrabartollo with Aaron Lohr at the after-party at Fez at The Cast of Bare in Concert & After-Party - Encore Performance

Michael with Bare, and Bare concert musical director Jesse Vargas and Damon at The Cast of Bare in Concert & After-Party - Encore Performance

Damon Intrabartolo (Bare composer), Jesse Vargas (Musical Director) and Kevin Rice (Drums) at Bare's Back - the Cast in Concert!

Jon Hartmere Jr. (Lyricist/Co-Author) and Damon Intrabartolo (Composer/ Co-Author/Musical Director/Orchestrator) at the 'bare' essentials: Opening Night Photo Coverage

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