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August 18, 2013 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Theatre and film composer and GLAAD award winner Damon Intrabartolo has died at the age of 39. Intrabartolo is best known for the cult off-Broadway musical bare: a pop opera, the modern day Romeo and Juliet story of two boys who fall in love at a Catholic high school.

from bare:

Role of a Lifetime (performed by Michael Arden)
You and I (performed by John Hill and Michael Arden)
See Me/Warning (Rutgers University production)
No Voice (featuring the original off-Broadway cast)
A Quiet Night at Home (performed by Alexandra Kelly)
All Grown Up (performed by Jenna Leigh Green)


Damon Intrabartolo's other works include Anne E. Wrecksick and the Odyssey of the Bulimic Orphans and Slut Chorus Boy

Memorial FB page
posted by roomthreeseventeen (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are there multiple examples of the "modern day Romeo and Juliet story of two boys who fall in love at a Catholic high school" genre? Is this completely unrelated to R & J by J. Calarco?
posted by Nomyte at 4:25 PM on August 18, 2013


Totally unrelated. R&J is Shakespeare's version, word for word, I believe, not a completely separate musical.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:32 PM on August 18, 2013


According to the Playbill obit (*) he'd been working on a new musical. A new LA production of bare will open Sep. 5.
posted by Twang at 5:28 PM on August 18, 2013


Ugh, this is sad. I saw bare the 1st time it was in NYC, and it had real promise. You didn't link to my favorite number from that production, the "911, Emergency!" number sung by the Virgin Mary.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:53 PM on August 18, 2013


Oops! 911 Emergency! (Vassar)
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:42 PM on August 18, 2013


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posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:49 PM on August 18, 2013


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posted by oneironaut at 8:21 PM on August 18, 2013


The pictures on the "died" link are fantastic, everyone looks happy, and yet now they are so poignant. 39 ffs.

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posted by marienbad at 1:19 AM on August 19, 2013


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