American Idol contestant David Hernandez, who starred in the Las Vegas production of Naked Boys Singing!, will return to the musical revue when the production reopens Off-Broadway beginning March 18 at the AMT Theater.
Additional casting for the musical, which celebrates male nudity, will be announced at a later date.
Hernandez gained national attention when he was eliminated from the seventh season of American Idol when his past as a stripper came to light. He subsequently released the hit single "Beautiful," and his latest recording is titled Don't @ Me.
Naked Boys Singing! was originally directed and conceived by Robert Schrock. Schrock and a team of 12 writers—Stephen Bates, Marie Cain, Perry Hart, Shelly Markham, Jim Morgan, David Pevsner, Rayme Sciaroni, Mark Savage, Ben Schaechter, Trance Thompson, Mark Winkler, and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch—penned the production. The musical's score includes such numbers as "Fight the Urge," "The Bliss of a Bris," "Muscle Addiction," "Nothing But the Radio On," "Members Only" and "Window to Window."
A 2007 film version, co-directed by Schrock and Troy Christian, features Jason Currie, Kevin Stea, Joe Souza, Joseph Keane, Phong Truong, Salvatore Vassallo, Andrew Blake James, Anthony Manough, Jaymes Hodges, and original stage cast member Vincent Zamora.
The original Off-Broadway production, which opened July 22, 1999, at the Actors Playhouse, played a total of 3,069 performances at various venues around the city, including New World Stages, Theatre 4, The John Houseman Theater, the 47th Street Theatre, and the Julia Miles Theatre.
Tickets can be purchased at NakedBoysSingingNYC.com.