“How did a simple love get complicated?”

Jon Hartmere, Lyricist
"Expertly staged"
David Cote
Spectrum NY1
"Clarifying vision of helmer... fully re-imagined the dark heart"
Randy Gener
"Retooled for the 'It Gets Better' era... touching and tender"
David Rooney
The New York Times
"Highly anticipated and newly revised production... energized direction"
Naveen Kumar
"Smooth and seamless... keeping the show rolling and audience engaged"
Zachary Stewart
"Flush with feeling and nerve"
Adam Feldman
Time Out New York

Director's Note

The 2012 revival of bare (with a revised book by Jon Hartmere and additional songs by Lynne Shankel) was created with the blessing of the original composer, Damon Intrabartolo. The revival was stunningly controversial because an entire generation of fans of the original production deemed this revival sacrilege because changes were made to the original script. 

Interestingly, on the Bare: A Pop Opera Wikipedia page, the 2012 revival has been curiously omitted. What I’ll never forget was the new generation of fans that discovered our interpretation and repeatedly came to see the production when it played 21 previews and 65 performances at New World Stages in NYC.

A black and white photo of Stafford Arima standing with his arms crossed in dramatic lighting



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Production Credits

Music: Damon Intrabartolo

Book & Lyrics: Jon Hartmere

Music Supervision & Additional Music: Lynne Shankel

Choreographer: Travis Wall

Set: Donyale Werle

Lighting: Howell Binkley

Costumes: Tristan Raines

Sound: Keith Caggiano

Projections: William Cusick

Hair & Makeup: Leah J. Loukus

Producers: Randy Taradash, Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment/Carl White, Gregory Rae, Carollo & Palumbo, LLC

Theatre: New World Stages