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Original Cast of BARE to Reunite at 54 Below in Memory of Composer Damon Intrabartolo


Performers from the beloved Off-Broadway musical BARE will soon come together in honoring its late creator.

Cast members from the original Los Angeles and Off-Broadway companies, as well as those from the recent revival at New World Stages, will gather in celebrating the life of the late Damon Intrabartolo, who passed away in 2013, at 54 Below this fall, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Led by Kristin Hanggi and the music director Jesse Vargas, the reunion concert will be performed twice on October 12, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Benjamin Rauhala will produce.

Rauhala announced the news on Facebook this afternoon, writing:

"This is going to be an unforgettable evening, and I feel so honored to help carry Damon's legacy forward, and to be a part of bringing one of the most influential musicals in my life back to New York City!

It's moments like this when my job at 54 Below is the greatest blessing - it gives me permission and the ability to create the kind of theater that stirs my soul. This show is so beautiful and brilliant, and I really am so honored to be able to share it! See you on October 12th, friends!"

BARE is officially described as the "story of a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school facing issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves."

For tickets or more information, check out the concert's official listing on 54 Below's website.

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.

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

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