Bare

Reminiscent of Rent and Spring Awakening as issues of social acceptance, sexual identity, questioning of religion and adults, experimentation with illegal substances, and raging hormones are all explored in this 'pop opera'.

At the center of this tale, set in a Catholic boarding school are altar boy Peter who is in love with his roommate Jason, one of the most popular kids in school. Carrying on a closeted romance, Peter wants to go public with their affair, at least to his mother, whom he loves dearly. Jason isn't so keen on the idea, as he feels that his entire world would crumble if word of the relationship got out. Things get more complicated when classmate Ivy makes a play for Jason. Her rejected suitor Matt discovers the secret that Peter and Jason have been keeping and it's only a matter of time before things start to spin out of control. 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. Performed at the Bingham Theatre at Actors Theatre.

Schedule

Hudson Mainstage

(Hollywood, CA)
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
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by Michael Dale - May 31, 2019
'This is an unscripted show. I have no idea what I'm going to do,' the internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Yanni tells his audience at the outset of his debut Broadway performance.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
After nine spectacular sold out shows raising over £300,000 for the Make A Difference Trust, WEST END BARES, theatre's hottest annual fundraiser, returns for its 10th birthday with a one-off celebratory performance on Sunday 13 October at Troxy at 8.30pm with 1500 tickets on sale NOW.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths is currently running through June 8 at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Starting June 12th Elm Street Cultural Arts Village leaps from the page to the stage with Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", a new musical based on the works of Mo Willems. Through a series of vaudeville-inspired scenes and vignettes that introduce audiences to the world of theatre as well as themes of friendship, best friends Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. The show is presented in partnership with Learning Express Toys of Woodstock.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky are taking their first duo recording Tryst, on the road, with Brisbane the first stop on Friday 16 August in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall.
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2019
Cartoon Network is expanding the storytelling for its global hit and Emmy-nominated series, We Bare Bears with a new TV movie and spinoff series. Created by two-time Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, We Bare Bears The Movie, is in production and a spinoff focused on the popular baby bear characters is in development at Cartoon Network Studios. Chong is attached as executive producer on both projects.
by Keith Waits - May 30, 2019
Unless you have lived under a rock or somehow managed to stay asleep since 2016, there is a lot of anger in the air, and rightfully so. Eve Theater's The P***y Grabber Plays takes the point of view of eight survivors of sexual harassment, their struggle, and bravery in the shadow of one of the most notorious Presidential elections in American history. This incredibly relevant production is a celebration of these brave survivors and the incredible stories they share.
by Sarah Hookey - May 29, 2019
On June 17, 2019, Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre will open the Synchronicity Annex, a new office and rehearsal space in Midtown, Atlanta. The location at 1586 Piedmont Street NE, at the corner of Piedmont Avenue NE and Monroe Drive, across from the Ansley Mall, will primarily function as a rehearsal, new play development and class venue, in addition to housing the Company's administrative offices.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Fresh off a North American tour opening for Telekinesis, SONTALK - the latest project from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joseph LeMay - released a new official video for the band's current single, 'The One Who Breaks Your Heart' - watch here. Released in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the video illustrates how LeMay deals head-on with issues related to mental illness and its effects on life and family. Produced by Matt Genesis, the video premiered exclusively via Billboard.
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 28, 2019
Everyone has a 9/11 story. Where were you? Megan McGinnis and the touring cast of COME FROM AWAY are bringing their story to New Orleans this week and you can bet I will be there! Keep reading to hear from Megan about her journey in show business and what makes COME FROM AWAY so special.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe star in this new production of Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME at London's Old Vic, from 27 January, 2020. Book tickets here! 
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
After another critically acclaimed season with productions of Henry VI parts I, II, and III and the smash hit Godspell Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co. return to the stage for presentations of A Midsummer Night's Dream and BARE (Book and Music: Damon Intrabartolo, Book and Lyrics: Jon Hartmere). Join us for a season of epic stories. Next up Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's musical BARE.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
25 nonfiction films from 12 countries are the latest Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and Stories of Change Grantees, announced today. This support includes unrestricted grants to films in the development, production, post-production and audience engagement stages, and is made possible by founding support from Open Society Foundations.
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2019
Dallas-based indie rock band, Air Review, are back with a new album, How We Got By, due out June 21, 2019. The Dallas Observer writes, 'It's been a while since we last heard from Air Review. In 2013, it was hard for local music fans to avoid the indie-rock crew, thanks to its addictive single “America's Son” receiving frequent airplay on KXT 91.7, in addition to their regular performance schedule. Another tune from Low Wishes, “Young,” was also given all sorts of rightfully deserved love from glossy publications and NPR.'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The incredible Broadway and West End cast has been announced for the electric and provocative Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults, 21 June - 4 August.
by Laura Jones - May 23, 2019
The first production for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's summer 2019 season is a revival of Thornton Wilder's 1938 play, Our Town. It's a show that is constantly being revived, particularly popular in the United States where the play is set. It was last on the London stage at the Almeida in 2014 in a production directed by David Cromer.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The original Broadway cast has been announced for JAGGED LITTLE PILL, a new musical inspired by the groundbreaking Grammy-winning album by Alanis Morissette, beginning preview performances November 3, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St., NYC).
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Director Christina Sheehan's staging of this cult favorite coming-of-age rock musical shines the looking glass on a group of high school students and their struggles at their private catholic boarding school. 
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019
Disney's newest live-action remake is Aladdin, and ahead of its release this Friday, May 24, critics are sharing their thoughts on the adaptation of Disney's 1992 classic. The film is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, 'Aladdin' is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney's 'Aladdin.'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
"All aboard!" for the next production at Terrific New Theatre, the poignant, slice-of-life dramedy "Bus Stop," by William Inge. This 1950s American classic will be directed by legendary TNT co-founder Carl Stewart. The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from June 13-29, plus two Sunday matinees, and will close TNT's 33rd season.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
This June, renowned Irish dance practitioner and contemporary choreographer Jean Butler returns to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a second year with her ever-expanding project Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy Archive. A collaboration between Butler's Our Steps Foundation (OSF) and the Library's Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy Archive is the first archive solely dedicated to preserving the solo steps and stories of Irish dance master practitioners and style influencers from An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha. Butler's residency at the Library will take place from June 3 through June 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, proudly announces its 10th Anniversary Season featuring five new commissioned works and five reprises from six different countries. The 2019/20 season continues ArtsEmerson's commitment to international work and to contemporary artistic forms including circus, mixed media, music theatre and first person narrative all from diverse perspectives. The landmark anniversary season will feature the world premiere of Detroit Red (produced by ArtsEmerson and written by Will Power) which uplifts Malcolm X's under-examined, life-shaping experiences as a young man who called Boston home. It will also feature the U.S. Premiere of Plata Quemada (TEATROCINEMA), the gritty true story of Argentina's most daring bank heist.
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2019
Popular docu-series Death Row Stories premieres its fourth season on Sunday, June 2 at 8pm, ET/PT on HLN. Concetta Tomei (China Beach, Providence) is the narrator of the series.
by Zac Thriffiley - Jun 9, 2019
An ideal mixture of terrifying risk and breathtaking entertainment finds its exhilarating apotheosis in Circle Theatre's production of SWEENEY TODD, running now through July 13.
by Andrew Beck - Jun 9, 2019
What starts off as a "he said, she said" recounting of what appears to be a simple hookup between two Princeton freshmen turns into something more penetrating and harrowing in playwright Anna Ziegler's powerful and jarring "Actually," which is now running at Hartford's Theaterworks through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
For its seventh year of offering plays by contemporary Irish playwrights to Portland audiences, Corrib Theatre announces a three-show season: Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, and Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue. All three 2019-20 productions will be held at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St., Portland.
by Linnae Medeiros - Jun 6, 2019
We're gonna be living it up this weekend because Hadestown's Kay Trinidad is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram this weekend, June 8th and June 9th, to give us an inside look at The Tony Awards! Make sure to tune in starting on Saturday to get a peek at everything that goes into Broadway's biggest night! Get ready to head way down under the ground; you are not gonna want to miss it!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
David Tennant, Cush Jumbo will lead cast of gripping 4-part drama Deadwater Fell (w/t) for Channel 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Fresh off a successful run Off-off Broadway, Between the Threads will play at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia with only two performances on June 16. The production is directed by Coral Cohen who also conceived the piece, and features original music by Violinist Zoe Aqua. The extremely limited run features an all-female-identified cast who helped develop the piece, and creative team.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The 14th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce the details of its full 2019 program in September, titled Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima.
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Jun 2, 2019
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 16, 2019
Tom Littler's latest venture is a glorious four-version take on Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted by Lucy Shaw. They examine the original text and extrapolate its myth, stripping it down to its core and leaving the soul of the story bare for everyone to see. Shaw becomes one with Wilde, using the elegance of his seminal material to write a poetic play that might as well have come from the man himself, while Littler orchestrates the script with elegant passion.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 14, 2019
Dami Im brings a touch of class to the Cabaret Festival.
by Monica Moore - Jun 13, 2019
There are laugh-out-loud moments but the comedy comes mostly from the social commentary and sharp, British gallows humour that touches a chord with anyone who has ever felt overlooked, dismissed, humiliated or rejected.  These are the men that Donald Trump appealed to with the promise of bringing back the industrial boom.  They measure their masculinity by what they can provide and their lack of prospects (especially in the face of the capable working women in their lives) only exacerbate their feelings of failure.
by Review Roundups - Jun 13, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company' presents the world premiere of the new musical The Secret Life of Bees, book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, directed by Sam Gold, choreographed by Chris Walkerand based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Irrepressible singer-raconteur, Ira Lee Collings, has yielded to the will of the masses-and for a very good cause! His Naked - From The Neck Up is back by very popular demand during Gay Pride week as a fundraiser for SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of elder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults. The show plays on Thursday, June 27 at 7pm, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Get a first look at Atlantic Theater Company's World Premiere musical The Secret Life of Bees, book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, directed by Sam Gold, choreographed by Chris Walker and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
by Jimin Lee - Jun 12, 2019
Colorful lights began to flash as the orchestra started playing the first note. With a large bang, the led screens began to move upward revealing actors with black leather jackets posing, another bang now there were women with pink jackets. Suddenly, the actors all came out together and began to sing and dance; this is how GREASE the musical started. Returning from a four-year gap, this season's GREASE was beyond comparison with any of the previous productions in that it was an upgraded version, performing at a larger venue with an entirely new cast. The new production of GREASE opened on April 30th at the D Cube Art Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
British musician, songwriter and emergent pop star Lawrence Taylor returns with his brand new EP Poor Boy, which he will be releasing June 14th via Glassnote.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
After a sell-out 2019 spring tour, acclaimed LGBTI play Gypsy Queen returns to Manchester this Autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Don't miss the New England Premiere of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2019
Bat For Lashes -- aka Natasha Khan -- will release her fifth studio album, entitled Lost Girls, on September 6th, 2019 via AWAL Recordings.  The album's first song, “Kids In The Dark,” is available to hear now; click HERE to listen to it.  
by Andrew Beck - Jun 10, 2019
What starts off as a 'he said, she said' recounting of what appears to be a simple hookup between two Princeton freshmen turns into something more penetrating and harrowing in playwright Anna Ziegler's powerful and jarring 'Actually,' which is now running at Hartford's Theaterworks through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Laguna Playhouse is happy to announce its sponsorship of Bare Bones New Play Reading Series, presented by Laguna Beach Literary Laureate Lojo Simon under the auspices of ART WOW. Effective September 2019, Bare Bones New Play Reading Series will re-locate to Laguna Playhouse.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Now on Amazon! Eight great Edward D. Wood, Jr. novels have been discovered in an attic in Oklahoma. They have been painstakingly reprinted from the tiny text, on aged, yellow paper, to a larger, clearer text on exception cream paper. Countless hours have been toiled formatting and silently correcting typos for a new, refreshing read. It's a major Ed Wood miracle, bringing these lost gospels to the curious modern age. They all bare the original covers, some wonderfully illustrated in the glorious 60s pulp style.  The stories include a crock-pot of weirdos and oddballs, transvestites and strippers, detectives chasing unknown killers, lovely young runaways caught up with seedy carnivals, and much, much more sleazy insanity!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
ACTORS COLLECTIVE in partnership with ABET presents a collection of theatrical pieces, including Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams. A singular opportunity to see this rare gem performed, along with new original pieces by regional playwrights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2019
We were living it up all weekend because Hadestown cast member Kay Trinidad gave us an inside look at all things Tonys, from the Walter Kerr Theatre to Radio City Music Hall! In case you missed any of the excitement (or want to relive it all again), we've compiled footage from the takeover for you to enjoy; be sure to check it all out!
by Herbert Paine - Jun 10, 2019
in the current staging of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Arizona Broadway Theatre, director Danny Gorman has conjured up a production with style and panache that more than satisfies. It excels in tickling the funny bone and drawing breaths of delight. It is, in all aspects, sensational ~ funny and fanciful and heartwarming ~ featuring a cast that gives depth and dimension to their iconic characters. Standout performances by Brad York, Renee Kathleen Koher, Jasmine Bassham, and Lynzee Foreman.
by Jim Munson - Jun 10, 2019
The stunning production of Luis Alfaro's "Oedipus El Rey" currently running at the Magic Theatre is visually arresting, genuinely moving, and slyly humorous - oh, and also seriously sexy, all in a taut 95-minute running time. The Magic presented the world premiere of this play back in 2010 and is bringing it back in this new production as a legacy revival. Given the current, unsettling political discourse on immigrants, this revival could not feel more timely.