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by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is accepting submissions for the Writer-Director Communications Lab, an amazing opportunity for directors and writers to meet and hone their ability to talk productively with each other. The deadline for writer submissions is extended to Friday, December 3, 2021.
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021
Want to further your education in the arts? Temple University's Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater Collaboration could be the program for you!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 2, 2021
The York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire (Baby, Big, Starting Here, Starting Now, Closer Than Ever) with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, held on Monday evening, November 1, 2021 at The Edison Ballroom.
by Sarah Murphy - Nov 17, 2021
These portraits are essential viewing for North American audiences, who often have a very specific idea of life in Northern Ireland in their heads. At a time of renewed spotlight on the politics of Northern Ireland, that this community of groundbreaking artists is not better known is a testament to the urgency of this work.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021
On Tuesday, November 16th at 7PM, Seth Bisen-Hersh will present an evening of the songs of Maltby & Shire at renowned cabaret venue Don't Tell Mama to celebrate their illustrious career.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021
Joining the previously announced Kirsty Besterman (Constance Wicksteed), Jasper Britton (Arthur Wicksteed), Matthew Cottle (Canon Throbbing), Ria Jones (Mrs Swabb), Thomas Josling (Dennis Wicksteed), Caroline Langrishe (Lady Rumpers), Catherine Russell (Muriel Wicksteed) and Abdul Salis (Mr Shanks), are Katie Bernstein (Felicity Rumpers), Kelvin O'Mard (Mr Purdue) and Dan Starkey (Sir Percy).
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022
The new single will appear alongside three new tracks on the deluxe edition of their album 9. After the release, the Fremantle five-piece will embark on a UK and European tour and two performances at Primavera Sound. Watch the video for “Hang A Cross On Me” Here. The clip was directed by Alex Haygarth and Nick Allbrook.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
After celebrating its 25th Anniversary in residence at Theater Wit—a season that featured the world premiere, acclaimed hit Relentless, which went on to an extended run at Goodman Theatre—the company will return to its longtime home in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, located at 615 W. Wellington Avenue, for three productions.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022
In May, New Conservatory Theatre Center closes out their triumphant 40th Anniversary season with Encore. Featuring a cast of Bay Area favorites, this musical medley travels through NCTC's 40 years of living out loud - both on and off stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
Foolish Production Co will present next Los Angeles production of Tony Kushner’s award winning play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022
NJPAC will present Comedian Whitney Cummings for four outrageous performances of her popular “Touch Me” stand-up comedy show on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM.
by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2022
Pond has unveiled their new single and visualiser for “Lights of Leeming.” The avant-garde track will appear alongside three new tracks on the deluxe edition their ARIA #6 album 9. The accompanying visualiser was captured in Fremantle. Watch the new video now!
by Kay Kudukis - Mar 17, 2022
I was fortune to be able to see the last production Ron Celona will direct in his role as artistic director at CVRep. He's once again delivered top-notch entertainment in the form of Closer Than Ever.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022
The complete cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of The Karate Kid – The Musical at STAGES St. Louis. Learn who is in the production!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2022
Following five-star rave reviews, THE INFINITE—the first and largest collective virtual reality experience to send visitors on a mind-bending journey into space—has announced that the wildly popular NASA-inspired experience will be making its third stop in Seattle-Tacoma.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience. Book by John Weidman, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. / Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins; Pacific Overtures; Road Show) and a score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer than Ever; Starting Here, Starting Now).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) begins its annual play festival on August 4 and ends on August 7. This year’s festival showcases seven new plays by Philadelphia playwrights all aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds the discussion and treatment of mental illnesses.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway, today announced the programming lineup, featuring performances and appearances from some of Broadway's biggest shows and influential names in theater. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022
Jenn Colella, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Come From Away has announced her engagement to her partner, Mo Mullen!  
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Call it “Sunday in the Park with A Cabbello” – clearly apropos for a special encore engagement of ““We’re Still Here” celebrating the music and legacy of Stephen Sondheim. Following the success of their first with-audience performance in two years May 14 & 15, the “BelloGents” of A Cabbello are back.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2022
BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway returns July 8-10, 2022 at the Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel, this year's BroadwayCon marks the convention's first in-person gathering in two years, bringing theatre fans closer than ever to some of Broadway's newest and most exciting shows.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, in association with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, will present the New York premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2022
Hillary Clinton will be moderating a BroadwayCon panel with legendary women of Broadway! The panel will feature LaChanze, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams, and take place on Friday, July 8 at 1 PM. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022
This month, Feinstein's/54 Below presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond – all streaming direct to homes worldwide.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for ROCK OF AGES. Performances begin on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and run through Sunday, March 13, 2022. Please note this is a change from the originally scheduled opening date of January 13, 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022
This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for ROCK OF AGES. Performances begin on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and run through Sunday, March 13, 2022. Please note this is a change from the originally scheduled opening date of January 13, 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble,  will celebrate 300 years of the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach with an online video series, Biweekly Bach, and third concert of a series of intimate in-person performances highlighting the iconic collection.
by Patrick Honoré - Jan 26, 2022
Quadruple threat Dalia Constantin in an initimate autobiographical one-woman show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022
The New Ohio Theatre's NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival has announced its 2022 hybrid in-person and online film lineup, co-curated by Allyson Morgan and Marc Stuart Weitz.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022
Nothing says 1980s like Walkmans, mullets, legwarmers...and of course, campy horror movies. Verdugo Entertainment, the company that recently released the 1989 action flick Action USA, once again pays homage to this nostalgic era with the launch of the 1987 cult western-horror classic Ghostriders on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022
As part of JDAIM 2022 programming (Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month) The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit's Opening the Doors Program will present the virtual event Changing The Norm – Celebrating the Beauty of Different Abilities on Monday, February 28th at 7:00pm ET.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
Richard Maltby will direct a starry cast of NOBLE FAMILY. The performance is set for March 3, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022
Following a successful run of CVRep's second play of the season, Life X 3, the playhouse continues its season of Hopes, Dreams, and Expectations 2021-2022 with Closer Than Ever, a musical revue directed by Ron Celona, with music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and musical direction by Scott Storr.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 16, 2022
Following a successful run of CVRep's second play of the season, Life X 3, the playhouse continues its season of Hopes, Dreams, and Expectations 2021-2022 with Closer Than Ever, a musical revue directed by Ron Celona, with music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and musical direction by Scott Storr.
by Michael Major - Feb 16, 2022
The worldwide release date for ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - SEOUL: LIVE VIEWING,’ the latest cinema event from 21st century pop icons BTS, has been confirmed. Don’t miss BTS - RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook - on the big screen in local cinemas in more than 60 countries/regions. Watch a preview and get tickets now!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2022
PEN America today announces the presenters introducing the 2022 Literary Awards' three career achievement honorees, and the performers who will take the stage at New York City's Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) for the momentous celebration of this year's most resonant literature, held on February 28 as an in-person event hosted by Emmy Award-winning late night host Seth Meyers.
by Kay Kudukis - Feb 15, 2022
Following a successful run of CVRep's second play of the season, Life X 3, the playhouse continues its season of Hopes, Dreams, and Expectations 2021-2022 with Closer Than Ever, a musical revue directed by Ron Celona, with music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and musical direction by Scott Storr. The cast includes four actors with impeccable musical theater credentials: Michael Bullard, Jeffrey Landman, Janna Cardia, and Julie Garnyé. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now at www.cvrep.org or call the box-office at (760)-296-2996 ext. 115.
by TV Scoop - Feb 10, 2022
Get all the scoop on PIVOTING, airing on FOX on Thursday, February 17, 2022! Plus, watch a preview of the new episode now!
by Team BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Reserve your spot today - a limited number of students are able to participate in each class. Students will get the opportunity to perform for their instructor, get personalized feedback on their piece, and to try out their song another time following critiques. Improve your performance and get the advantage at your next audition with feedback from working Broadway professionals!
by Michael Major - Dec 14, 2021
From directors Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party, “Thomas & Friends”) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Madagascar 3), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 boasts a star-studded and critically acclaimed voice cast including Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon 'Wanna' Walton, Wallace Shawn, with Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Bill Hader.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2022
And... Out of the Blue – A Miraculous Musical. to be presented at Hollywood Fringe Festival. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Eli Hans. Directed by Meredith Grundei. Produced by Out of the Blue Productions. Starring Eli Hans with Joseph Bennett.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Nathan R. Matthews is producing and performing in a concert for The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16th. Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Grammy winner Edward Parks (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) will headline the concert of new music by Dreamworks composer Drew Fornarola and Matthews himself.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022
Comedian Whitney Cummings records her fifth standup comedy special live at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC.) Be part of the live comedy special taping at any of Cumming's performances of her popular “Touch Me” stand-up comedy show taking place on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14th showtimes at 7PM and 9:30PM. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
The York Theatre Company will bring the Manhattan Queen of Cabaret, Marilyn Maye, accompanied by the incomparable Tedd Firth, to The Theatre at St. Jeans for a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY special benefit concert of Marilyn Maye in May on Monday evening, May 16, 2022 beginning at 7:30PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
Performances for Penelope resume TOMORROW, Saturday afternoon, April 2 at 2:30PM. The limited engagement will continue through Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2022 at 2:30PM at The York’s temporary home, The Theatre at St. Jeans (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday evening, April 7, 2022 at 7:00PM.

Closer Than Ever Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Closer Than Ever and what's the order?
Doors
You Want to Be My Friend?
What Am I Doin'?
Fandango
Another Wedding Song
If I Sing
Back on Base
The March of Time
It's Never That Easy
I've Been Here Before
Closer Than Ever
'Cause I'm Happy
Wedding Song
She Loves Me Not
The Bear, The Tiger, The Hamster and The Mole
Miss Byrd
The Sound of Muzak
One of the Good Guys
Life Story
Next Time
I Wouldn't Go Back
Three Friends
There
Patterns
Fathers of Fathers
Like a Baby
Mind Over Matter
Please Don't Make Me Say Goodbye
Role Reversal
Aerobicantata
A Hero's Love
Doors
She Loves Me Not
You Want To Be My Friend?
What Am I Doin'
Like A Baby
Miss Byrd
The Sound Of Muzak
One Of The Good Guys
There's Nothing Like It
Life Story
Next Time
Three Friends
Fandango
There
Patterns
Another Wedding Song
If I Sing
Back On Base
The March Of Time
Father Of Fathers
It's Never That Easy/I've Been Here Before
Closer Than Ever

What productions of Closer Than Ever have their been?
Closer Than Ever has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2012.

What awards has Closer Than Ever been nominated for?
Best Off Broadway Lyrics (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Maltby, Jr., Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David ShireBest Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Shire and Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has Closer Than Ever won?
Best Off Broadway Lyrics (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Maltby, Jr., Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Shire Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Shire and Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Closer Than Ever have there been?
Closer Than Ever has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2012.