Naked Boys Singing!

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Naked Boys Singing!
NBS! musical poster.jpg
Book Robert Schrock
Setting New York City
Premiere July 22, 1999: The Actors' Playhouse
Productions 1999 Off-Broadway

Naked Boys Singing! is a traditional American Vaudeville-style musical revue, with book and direction by Robert Schrock, musical direction by Stephen Bates and choreography by Jeffry Denman, that features eight actors who sing and dance naked. The show was produced by Jamie Cesa, Jennifer Dumas, Hugh Hayes, Tom Smedes and Carl D. White.

This campy Off-Broadway musical comedy opened on July 22, 1999 at the Actors' Playhouse in New York City. The show transferred to Theatre Four in March 2004, and again in 2005 to New World Stages Stage Four, until it closed on January 28, 2012.

Shortly after the original Off Broadway closed Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora decided to transfer their smash hit Provincetown adaption of Naked Boys Singing to the Off Broadway Stage. The official Off Broadway Revival opened at Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre on April 5, 2012 and is still enjoying a healthy run today.

Synopsis[edit]

Cast members at New York City Gay Pride Parade, celebrating the show's 10th anniversary.

The show has no plot; it contains 15 songs, about various issues, such as gay life, male nudity, coming out, circumcision and love.

Musical numbers[edit]

# Title
1 "Gratuitous Nudity"
2 "The Naked Maid"
3 "The Bliss of a Bris"
4 "Window to Window"
5 "Fight the Urge"
6 "Robert Mitchum"
7 "Jack's Song (I Beat My Meat)"
8 "Member's Only"
9 "Perky Little Porn Star"
10 "Nothin' But the Radio On"
11 "Kris, Look What You've Missed"
12 "Muscle Addiction"
13 "The Entertainer"
14 "Window to Window (reprise)"
15 "Window to the Soul"
16 "Finale"
17 "Naked Boys Singing!"

Cast[edit]

Role Opening Night Cast Replacements
Glenn Glenn Seven Allen Timothy Connell, Eric Dean Davis, Trevor Richardson
Jon Jonathan Brody Richard Lear, Steven Spraragen
Tim Tim Burke William DiPaola, Kristopher Kelly, Ryan Lowe
Tom Tom Gualtieri Jeffrey Todd
Daniel Daniel C. Levine George Livengood
Sean Sean McNally Billy Briggs, Robert McGown, John Sechrist, Luis Villabon
Adam Adam Michaels Patrick Herwood
Trance Trance Thompson Stephen Alexander, Ralph Cole, Jr., Eric Potter, Dennis Stowe

Film adaptation[edit]

In 2007 TLA released Naked Boys Singing! - a musical/comedy film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award Nomination - Favorite Long-Running Off-Broadway Show
  • Off-Broadway Alliance Nomination - Best Long-Running Show

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