Dodgers Continue to Advertise Bare Six Months After Pop Opera's Indefinite Postponement
Following a Los Angeles run in 2000, Bare had its New York premiere in a limited-engagement production at the American Theatre of Actors in the spring of 2004. The Dodgers (as the production company is informally known) subsequently announced that the show would begin an open-ended Off-Broadway run at Dodger Stages that fall. After two delays, Bare was scheduled to start performances in Theater 1 of the complex in October, but the production was aborted just before rehearsals were set to begin. According to a press release issued at the time, "Some financial backing has fallen out and replacement capital could not be confirmed in time to keep to the current schedule. Theater 1 at Dodger Stages is being held for the show to allow production to resume as soon as possible. A revised schedule will be announced soon."
Though no such schedule was ever announced, Bare is still being advertised at Dodger Stages via a poster near the box office and a sign in the lobby just outside of Theater 1. A press representative for the Dodgers told TheaterMania that this is because "there's still a chance" that Bare will eventually open at Dodger Stages. The rep said that the Dodgers would have no further comment as to why the poster and the sign remain in place even though there are no definite plans to resuscitate the production.