Meet the Cute Boys and Girls of NYC's Gayest Musical

By: Brandon Voss

Get your tickets now, kiddies, for one of the most anticipated musicals of the New York theater season.

The cast and creative team of Bare have made a sweet — and sometimes sexy — new video to explain the meaning and message behind Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo's cult pop-rock musical, which originally debuted 2000 in L.A., bowed 2004 in NYC, and is now being revived Off-Broadway this fall.

A coming-of-age love story set in a co-ed Catholic boarding school, Bare stars Taylor Trensch and Jason Hite as a secret gay couple struggling with the idea of going public. Tackling issues like sexual identity, bullying, and the quest for self-acceptance, the musical explores "the difference between who these kids really are on the inside and who they think they should be," says out star Trensch in the clip.

The gang also takes the time to praise their star choreographer Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance and Oxygen's All the Right Moves. "There's so much energy, and so much fire and force behind his movement," says Hite.

"Travis came to see a reading and sobbed through it, honestly," adds producer Carl White. "And he was so moved, and he came up to us and said, 'This is my story.'"

The show, which boasts a perks-packed audience loyalty program, begins previews Nov. 19 and opens Dec. 9 at New World Stages.

The producers of Bare recently teamed up with Athlete Ally, the Human Rights Campaign, Faith in America, and the Tyler Clementi Foundation to promote LGBT youth causes and bullying awareness in celebration of National Coming Out Day.

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