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

Century Promenade

(New York, NY)
Central Park West at 62nd St., Roof
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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 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Rec Room Arts' 201819 season wraps up with the spellbinding adaptation of Georg B chner's Woyzeck. Artistic Director, Matt Hune and exciting young writer, Maurielle McGarvey have re-invented B chner's 19th century tragedy into a jaw-dropping thriller set in modern suburbia. Performances begin July 17 and continue through August 3 (see schedule).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
A Windrush generation boxer, a Polish migrant marked with a tattoo and a man with a bottle of gin and a television in his shopping trolley. These are just some of the true stories and reasoned speculations about the lives and deaths of homeless people explored in new production Bystanders, by Cardboard Citizens.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
With this year marking a milestone 35 years in show business, legendary tap virtuoso, choreographer, director and actor Savion Glover brings his extraordinary musicality and footwork to The Joyce Theater with the world premiere of his innovative new work Lady5 @ Savion Glover's BaRoQUe'BLaK TaP Café for a limited run from Tuesday July 2nd through Saturday, July 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Crystal Dawn Munkers leads an exhilaratingly updated take on the battle of the sexes and the age-old need to smash the patriarchy - complete with operatic warrior maidens, a cross-dressing trio of dandies, and a bit of magic.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019
BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, is announcing the conclusion of its critically-acclaimed 2018-19 season with a 13-performance run of Summer Series 2019 at The Wilma Theater, July 10-21.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Stevens in "Livin' the Dream" on Friday, July 12 at 9:30PM. Chris Stevens ecstatically returns to Feinstein's54 Below after debuting his first solo show "UNWRITTEN" two and half years ago.
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 18, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company opens its 40th Anniversary Season with a nostalgic romp in the park, specifically Neil Simon's 1963 hit play, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Pairing McCaela Donovan and Joe Short (who are married in real life) as the young newlyweds moving from their blissful six-day honeymoon into a Manhattan sixth-floor walk up is a stroke of luck for Director Shana Gozansky. Making her GSC debut, she didn't have to worry about establishing trust and comfort in the romantic aspects of the characters' relationship. Not only do Donovan (Corie) and Short (Paul) fit together hand in glove, but Paula Plum and Richard Snee, another offstage married couple, complete the cast and contribute immeasurably to the hilarity.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
A.D. Players at The George is less than 2 weeks away from opening the largest show it has ever produced. West Side Story is filling the theater with music, dance and the hope of love this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The historic Lark Theater in downtown Larkspur will present an exciting new film series - In Search of Great Composers - four award-winning films by Phil Grabsky, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.  For details visit www.larktheater.net
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension of the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees.
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2019
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, just opened at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). The production is a limited run through July 14, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
For historical film documentarian and author Sufia Giza, genetic testing took her down a rabbit hole of research that has spanned 30 years, uncovering intriguing evidence that not only affects her personally, but also deeply impacts the narrative of this nation as a whole. Her new book, HeTePu Publications' 'Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed,' self-published in conjunction with the notable Black Classic Press, is not only the story of her Black Amer-Indian ancestors, traced to a heritage of Mississippian Moundbuilders who were chiefdoms and queendoms, but also a more deeply complex and revolutionary reveal.
by Katie Laban - Jun 17, 2019
Sometimes walking into a theatre, you know next to nothing about a show. Now that can end up being an experience where you are counting down the minutes until it is over or where you end up being so enthralled by the production that you are sad when the lights come up. The IT Girl is definitely the latter of those two examples. Playing until June 23rd, the final show of Meadow Brook Theatre's season brings the classic silent movie musical to life with an extremely talented cast lead by Sara Kmiec (Betty Lou Spence) and Nathan Cockroft (Jonathan Waltham) that truly makes you feel like you have stepped back in time right inside a black and white movie. The IT Girl is a wonderful piece of Michigan Theatre!
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
HISTORY's new nonfiction series 'The Strongest Man In History,' will send four of the world's leading strongmen on a journey across the world to seek out history's most legendary titans of strength, celebrate their feats of fortitude, immerse themselves in their history and attempt to break their long-standing records, some of which have endured for hundreds of years. During the seven-episode season premiering Wednesday, July 10 at 10PM ETPT, powerful strongmen will attempt insane acts of physicality including pulling a Viking war ship, strapping pianos on their back as they race down a street, rolling up frying pans with their bare hands and lifting 2,700lbs of people.
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.