Opened: March 25, 1999
Closing: August 22, 1999

Closer - 1999 - Broadway History , Info & More

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Love and sex are like politics: it’s not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do.

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TRU to Present 'Balancing Act 2: A Conversation with Writer and Director Richard Maltby Jr.' by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Join Theater Resources Unlimited for their weekly Community Gatherings via Zoom every Friday at 5pm ET. Explore the creation of art and theater during COVID-19 and connect with theater professionals.

Review: SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre by Roger Catlin - Sep 28, 2023

There may be no better town for political drama than Washington, and no theater more historically consequential than Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated 158 years ago.

Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker's PARTNERSHIP Begins Performances Saturday by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Mint Theater Company will present the American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Watch THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC Season 8 Trailer by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2023

Returning this season are Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton. There’s a new housewife in Potomac, Nneka Ihim, and she’s here to challenge the grande dame title. Charisse Jackson Jordan returns as a friend of the cast with Keiarna Stewart. Watch the video trailer!

Nicholas Hynter Joins The Royal Shakespeare Company Board by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Nicholas Hytner will join the Company’s Board, formally taking up the position at the Company’s AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn more about Hynter and his position here!

TheatreWorks Nears $3 Million Goal In Vital Fundraising Campaign by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

Since its August announcement that its future was at risk, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reports it has now received more than 76% of the $3 million needed to complete its current season. Learn more about the campaign here!

Maria BC Shares New Single 'Still' by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2023

On Maria BC’s dual August singles, “Amber” and “Watcher,' the Bay Area singer-songwriter pushed their ambient-folk formula into pastoral new terrain. Their new track out now, “Still,” builds on this, carried by reverberant guitar and a wistful piano motif that BC composed as a teenager. Plus, check out tour dates!

Video: M83 Shares 'Fantasy' Tour Archive Video For 'Sunny Boy' by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2023

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has shared a lighthearted and inspiring tour archive video, shot and edited by Joey Armario, for Fantasy track “Sunny Boy”. The video collates footage of the band on the road and live throughout their 2023 month-plus-long run of sold-out, critically-heralded tour dates. Watch the video now!

Babebee Announces New EP 'A PROPHECY' by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2023

Babebee (they/them) is announcing their new EP ‘A PROPHECY’.  Part of the graduating class of Pigeons & Planes best new artists of 2022 (alongside Ice Spice), the Atlanta based songwriter and producer layers dreamy guitars, ethereal synths and unconventional production with stream-of-conscious lyricism

Cast Set For Immersive 1984 at Hackney Town Hall   by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Pure Expression has announced the full cast for the immersive theatrical version of George Orwell’s 1984 created by Adam Taub running at the Hackney Town Hall. Learn more about the show and find out who is starring here!

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Rialto Community Theatre by Theresa Bertram - Sep 27, 2023

What did our critic think of INTO THE WOODS at Rialto Community Theatre?

THE FAMILY CHANTEL to Return For Final Season on TLC In November by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2023

Last season ended with Pedro hitting his breaking point and making the decision to file for divorce. Chantel, desperate for support, had Winter and Karen move into her home she once shared with Pedro. The division between the two families went to the extreme while jaw dropping moments played out between Pedro and Chantel. Watch the video trailer!

Review: SCORCHED at Atlas Performing Arts Center's ExPats Theatre by Morgan Musselman - Sep 26, 2023

On stage now through October 15 at ExPats Theatre is Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, a renowned play inspired by the life of Soha Bechara and events in the Lebanese Civil War.

LA's Go Betty Go Are Back With Their First New Single in 8 Years by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

Formed in 2000, in the suburbs of Glendale, California, they entered the LA scene when they were all teens. Go Betty Go is driven by Betty Cisneros’ big, roaring guitar, singer Nicolette Vilar’s soulful, siren call and the momentous urgency of Michelle Rangel’s bass and Aixa Vilar’s tumultuous drumming.

Yard Act Announce Huge UK and EU Tour for Spring 2024 by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

The Leeds band shared their new single & video ‘The Trench Coat Museum’ earlier this summer. Co-produced by the band and Gorillaz member Remi Kabaka Jr., the standalone single was the first original music that Yard Act shared since the release of their critically acclaimed, Mercury Prize-shortlisted debut album The Overload in January 2022.

Nashville Rep's Season-Opening 9 to 5: The Musical Kicks Off An Eagerly Anticipated Slate of Theater by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 24, 2023

Baker’s superb direction brings all the various moving parts of this huge production together to deliver a gratifyingly heartfelt paean to the millions of working women (and men) who inspired the screenplay and musical book by Patricia Resnick. Baker’s vision for the piece, in concert with her team of collaborators, delivers a production of 9 to 5: The Musical that is delightfully fresh and new, eschewing the tendency of some directors to offer a rehash of what’s already been seen on Broadway, on tour or in regional theater.

Review: GET HAPPY! MICHAEL FEINSTEIN CELEBRATES THE JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL at Music Center at Strathmore by David Friscic - Sep 24, 2023

The brilliant and undying talent of the legendary entertainer Judy Garland was celebrated at the Music Center at Strathmore in the memory-laden production Get Happy! Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial. Produced with the approval of daughter Liza Minnelli, this memorable show displayed the iconic talent of Judy Garland as interpreted and narrated by the wonderfully talented singer, pianist, and archivist Michael Feinstein.

SWIMM Shares New LP and Focus Track 'Sun In Your Eyes' by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023

SWIMM shares their new LP 'Best Comedown Ever' and focus track on all DSPs. Check out more information on the latest release here!

Jenn Colella, Stella Katherine Cole, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Check out the lineup here!

Review: SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD at Village Theatre by Jay Irwin - Sep 22, 2023

Author Ken Ludwig has certainly had a prolific career filled with some wonderful gems, “Crazy for You”, “Lend Me a Tenor”, and “Moon Over Buffalo” to name just a few. So, Village Theatre’s new production of his 2017 work, “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” sounds like a rollicking good time. Unfortunately, this new retelling of a classic adventure meanders about awkwardly not knowing what it wants to be. And that’s just one of the two big problems of a production that just laid there hoping the audience would find something funny in it.

Previews: Opera Concert 'Tribute to Maria Callas' Coming to Ciputra on October 7 by Rakaputra Paputungan - Sep 21, 2023

To celebrate 100 years of Maria Callas, one of the world’s most renowned soprano singers of the 20th century, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta, and Ciputra Artpreneur proudly present a grand opera concert titled 'Tribute to Maria Callas.”

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! on FOX - Saturday, September 30, 2023 by TV Scoop - Sep 21, 2023

Get all the scoop on DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!, airing on FOX on Saturday, September 30, 2023! Hosted by Niecy Nash, the all-new revival of the popular game show challenges contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Watch a video clip now!

Museum of Broadway Adds Costumes Worn By Lea Michele and Ben Platt Plus More Exclusive Artifacts by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2023

Guests visiting the Museum of Broadway can view new artifacts including the “Don’t Rain On My Parade” costume worn by Lea Michele in Funny Girl and a suit worn by Ben Platt in the 2023 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical Parade.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is Intrepid by Tyler Hinton - Sep 21, 2023

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is an intrepid, invigorating interpretation of a classic. The play itself is not as expressive as the production, but director Dave Tinney and his team of designers have made a series of bold choices that are certainly nothing you’ve seen before or are likely to see again.

Arkells Release New LP 'Laundry Pile' by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2023

The release of the album is accompanied by a new music video for album closer-track “Quiet Love,” an intimate song about wanting to have a love back, but it being completely out of your hands. The song follows previously released title-track “Laundry Pile” and summer Americana-tinged singalong “Skin.”

Review: Viral Social Media STARR Sings Her Music Live At Dizzy's Club Introducing Her New Album DARA STARR TUCKER by Bobby Patrick - Sep 21, 2023

Tucker also took her own time to enjoy those shining moments from the musicians and demonstrated that she was there to hear their musical creations as much as she was to sing hers.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 21st, 2023 by - Sep 21, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 21, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! on FOX - Sunday, September 22, 2023 by TV Scoop - Sep 20, 2023

Get all the scoop on DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 24, 2023! Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash, the all-new revival of the popular game show challenges contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Watch the a video now!

Review: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2023

Sondra Radvanovsky, Brian Jagde and Etienne Dupuis lead a wonderful cast and orchestra in a near-overwhelming production that fully justifies its four hours running time

Salamanda Arrive on Wisdom Teeth With New LP 'In Parallel' by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

Seoul duo Salamanda arrive on Wisdom Teeth with their latest and most focused LP yet: 'In Parallel.' The album’s lead single 'Homemade Jam' is the closest the duo have come to writing an all-out pop track: its buoyant beat and autotuned vocals sounding like something SOPHIE and Charli XCX could have written after a potent batch of mushroom tea.

Video: ALADDIN Understudy Mikayla Renfrow Shares Incredible Story of Getting From a Plane to the Stage by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Mikayla Renfrow, who is currently in the ensemble of Aladdin and understudying the role of Jasmine, took to TikTok to share a story of how an airline went above and beyond to get her to the theatre on time when she was called last-minute into her understudy track.

London's Talk Show Share Pulsing New Single 'Closer' by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

Produced by Gorillaz’ Remi Kabaka Jr., the pulsing track draws on everything from The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy to Nine Inch Nails and The KLF, the band leans into the raw, primal sound at the intersection of techno, electronic, industrial, and rock music that informed their 2022 EP Touch The Ground.

FRANKENSTEIN Comes to the Darlington Hippodrome in October by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Tilted Wig brings a new perspective on the gothic chiller, Frankenstein, coming to Darlington Hippodrome for one week only in October. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Video: Watch John Waters Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Introduced By HAIRSPRAY Star Ricki Lake by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

John Waters is known for his 1988 film Hairspray, was remade as a Tony Award-winning musical on Broadway. But in John Waters' 1988 original, it was an 18-year-old Ricki Lake who was first tapped to play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Watch a video of Lake and Waters' full speeches, along with the unveiling of the star now!

The Glasshouse and Royal Northern Sinfonia Bring Live Orchestral Music To Middlesbrough Town Hall by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

From shimmering Romantic era music to Viennese waltzes and polkas, Royal Northern Sinfonia return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for the sparkly new 2023/24 classical season.  Learn more about the season lineup here!

MOORCROFT Will Embark on Tour in Scotland by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

The Tron Theatre Company's acclaimed production Moorcroft by Eilidh Loan is touring to venues across Scotland in Autumn 2023. Find out how to get tickets here!

Register Now to Perform in bergenPAC's THE LION KING, JR. by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Young performers can register to take part in the bergenPAC Performing Arts School’s production of Disney’s The Lion King JR. Learn more about how to participate here!

Review: POLICE COPS: THE MUSICAL, Southwark Playhouse by Katie Kirkpatrick - Sep 18, 2023

The US police force perhaps isn’t the most obvious subject for a comedy musical, but Police Cops: The Musical turns an unlikely premise into a undeniable hit. Fresh from a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this slick satire of the US eighties is enjoying yet more success in London. From the minds of trio Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson and Tom Roe comes a full-throttle ride through the cliches of American action movies.

ABC News Renews IMPACT x NIGHTLINE For Season Two on Hulu by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

Featuring hard-hitting investigative reporting from ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer, Juju Chang and Janai Norman, plus correspondents Rachel Scott, Matt Rivers, Selina Wang, Megan Ryte and more, the new season takes viewers into the field each week to examine the headlines, giving audiences new insight.

Which Shows Had the Biggest Overhaul From Out-of-Town Tryout to Broadway Opening? by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 24, 2023

This time, the reader question was: which Broadway shows had the biggest overhaul from their out-of-town tryout to their Broadway opening?

The National Drop Surprise Album 'Laugh Track' by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

The 12-song Laugh Track is a companion to and features material originally started in the same sessions as First Two Pages of Frankenstein, which was released by 4AD in April. The National has also confirmed additional U.S. tour dates this fall, as well as Australian shows next spring with support from longtime friends Fleet Foxes.

Review: MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Jake Bridges - Sep 18, 2023

What did our critic think of MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre? How do you tell the story of a person who has lived 1,000 lives? How do you capture a life that includes being born into Nazi occupation, raising a child, surviving a massive nuclear accident, and a full-scale invasion of a homeland…all in a tight, 90-minute package?

Interview: Conductor Jamie Reeves of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at Montgomery Symphony Orchestra by David Edward Perry - Sep 18, 2023

This week in Montgomery, Alabama, you will find a unique, strong offering with the Force. On Thursday, The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra performs Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert. The movie will be projected above the orchestra as they play the entire John Williams score with the film. The concert will be led by MSO Music Director and Conductor Jamie Reeves.

Williamston Theatre to Present COMEDY IN BILLTOWN Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2023

Williamston Theatre presents Comedy in Billtown, a new second-stage program featuring stand-up comedy. Tickets are now on sale.

54 SINGS BANDSTAND, Cheyenne Jackson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

Check out the lineup of performances next week at 54 Below!

Review: Christine Andreas Presents Perfect PARIS TO BROADWAY at 54 Below by Stephen Mosher - Sep 16, 2023

Nobody is like Christine Andreas, and no show comes close to being this brand of special.

Charles Newell to Transition Out of His Role as Court Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2024 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

After a thirty-year tenure at Court Theatre, the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, Charles Newell has decided to transition out of his role as Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director in June 2024.

Mae Muller Shares Thrilling Album Closer 'Written by a Woman' by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2023

In addition to the thrilling self-possession of “Written By A Woman,” Sorry I’m Late includes past hits like “I Just Came To Dance” and “I Wrote A Song” - a high-energy anthem that became the No. 1 trending song in the UK and shot to No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart after Mae represented the UK in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Gdynia Musical Theater by Natalia Jarczynska - Sep 17, 2023

What did our critic think of CALENDAR GIRLS at Gdynia Musical Theater?

Review: CHRISTOPHER SIEBER Relaxed, Raucous and Real At 54 Below by Stephen Mosher - Sep 17, 2023

Let us all cross our fingers Christopher Sieber doesn't wait another decade to do a club act.


Closer has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1999, Broadway which opened in 1999 and West End which opened in 2022.
Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Patrick Marber, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha RichardsonSpecial Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rupert Graves and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ann Friel.
Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Patrick Marber, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha Richardson Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rupert Graves and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ann Friel.



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