Naked Boys Singing!, which will end its run at Theater 4 on September 5, will begin performances at its new home, the John Houseman Theatre, a week later than originally announced. The show will now join Toxic Audio in the venue on September 17. The confirmed schedule has also been changed, moving two of the three shows back a half an hour. Naked Boys Singing! is now scheduled to play at the John Houseman on Fridays at 10:30pm and Saturdays at 6pm and 10:30pm.
Naked Boys Singing! opened at the Actors' Playhouse on July 22, 1999. The eight-member cast is totally nude for about 90% of musical. During the show, the boys celebrate their undressed state by singing songs with such titles as "Gratuitous Nudity" and "Bliss of a Bris." The show struggled in late 2003 and a closing date of January 11, 2004 was announced, but when sales picked up, the producers decided to keep the show alive. It continued to run the Actors' Playhouse through March 7 and then moved to the larger Theatre 4 space, where performances began March 10. While business has been good there, the show had to move in order to allow the Women's Project, which owns the space, to renovate the theater before its 2004-2005 season begins.
By the time Naked Boys Singing! begins its run at the Houseman, Toxic Audio will be on the following full performance schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 2pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm and 7pm.