The off-Broadway production of Bare celebrated its opening night on Sunday, December 9 with a post-performance party at KTCHN, the new restaurant at The Out Hotel. Stafford Arima directs the musical, which features a book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere and music by Damon Intrabartolo, currently running at New World Stages.
Jason Hite (The Black Suits) and Taylor Trensch (Wicked) lead the company as Jason and Peter, two young men in a Catholic high school who have fallen in love and are unsure how to reveal themselves to their classmates. They are joined by Elizabeth Judd (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) as Ivy, Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening) as Matt, Barrett Wilbert Weed (Lysistrata Jones) as Nadia, Jerold E. Solomon (South Pacific) as Father Mike, Missy Pyle (Boeing-Boeing) as Sister Joan, Casey Garving (West Side Story) as Zack, newcomer Ariana Groover as Vanessa, Sara Kapner (Hollywood Arms) as Madison, and production swings Anthony Festa, Megan Lewis, and Ioana Alfonso.
Guests at the opening night included Corey Cott (Newsies), Tony Award nominee Adam Godley (Anything Goes), Tom Kirdahy, Godspell co-stars Telly Leung and Lindsay Mendez, Terrence McNally (Golden Age), Andy Mientus (Smash), Christina Moore (Hawthorne), Anne L. Nathan (Once), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith), Nicolette Robinson, Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening), George Takei (Star Trek), and Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages).
Bare's creative team also includes Lynne Shankel (music supervision & additional music), Travis Wall (choreographer), Donyale Werle (scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Keith Caggiano (sound design), William Cusick (projection design), Leah J. Loukas (hair and make-up design), and Howard Joines (music contractor).
- George Takei
- Wesley Taylor
- Taylor Trensch
- Jason Hite
- Elizabeth Judd
- Barrett Wilbert Weed
- Christina Moore