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Finding aid to the Naked Boys Singing records, 1989-2007 Coll2013.098
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Description
Correspondence, scripts, sheet music, contracts, production notes, photographs, clippings, publicity material, theater administration files, DVDs, audiocassettes, posters, promotional objects and other material from Naked Boys Singing!, bulk 1998-2004, an off-Broadway musical revue of gay experiences told through song and dance, co-created by Robert Schrock. The collection includes recording demos from the show's composers, as well as administrative files and promotional material from its national and international productions, including shows in Norway, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Australia.
Background
Naked Boys Singing! is a musical revue conceived and directed by Robert Schrock. It opened at The Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 1998. As its title suggests, the revue is performed by a cast of nude men singing about their experiences as gay men. The music and lyrics were written by Schrock, Bruce Vilanch, Stephen Bates, Marie Cain, Shelly Markham, Jim Morgan, David Pevsner, Ben Schaechter, Rayme Sciaroni, Trance Thompson, and Mark Winkler. It was originally conceived by Schrock as a way to increase waning ticket sales at the gay and lesbian playhouse, Celebration Theatre, where Schrock served as Artistic Director. Naked Boys Singing! became a success traveling around the country and running in an off-Broadway theater for eight years; and a movie version was released in 2007. The show has also played in eight countries.
Extent
5.5 linear feet. 2 archive boxes + 3 flat archive boxes.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.