A riveting song cycle exploring the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.
In this brilliant companion to their hit revue "Starting Here, Starting Now," Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire follow up their earlier "songs of innocence" with twenty-four funny, wise and witty "songs of experience."brbrAs with their earlier revue, each song in "Closer Than Ever" is a story: an intimate, insightful tale about love, security, happiness-and holding onto them in a world that pulls you in a hundred directions at once. Maltby and Shire bring their celebrated craft and contemporary sensibility to songs about aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, and role reversals with parents, as well as wicked satirical jabs at Muzak, working couples and unrequited love. Included are several songs that were cut from the acclaimed "Baby."