Closer Than Ever

Opened: October 17, 1989
Closing: July 01, 1990

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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.

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!

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: 

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.

Nick Cearley, Max Von Essen & More to Star in GOLDEN RAINBOW at The York Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

The York Theatre Company has revealed the cast and creative team for its production of Golden Rainbow, with book by Ernest Kinoy and music and lyrics by Walter Marks, the third offering of the Fall 2023 “Musicals in Mufti” series. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Bush Theatre Reveals Lineup For the First Half of 2024 by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

Bush Theatre has announced productions for the first half of 2024. Learn more about the full season lineup and how to get tickets here!

Photos: The Company of PARTNERSHIP Meets the Press by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 5, 2023

Get to know the talented cast members of Partnership. Discover the actors who will be bringing the show to life and learn more about their roles in this hit production. See photos of the company meeting the press!

Cast & Creative Team Set for York Theatre Company's THE LIEUTENANT by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2023

Discover the talented cast and creative team behind York Theatre Company's 'Musicals in Mufti' presentation of 'The Lieutenant.' Get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming production, including insights into the show's performers and the creative minds bringing this exciting musical to life.

Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright Star In Presentation Of New Musical, THE CRINOLYNNS by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2023

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 1st for Broadway/Television/Film Stars Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright in the world premiere concert of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS. The concert will take place on September 30th in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

DISASTER! The Musical Comes to Surflight by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2023

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the hilarious musical comedy, Disaster!.

TheaterWorks Hartford Unveils 2023-2024 Season & Details for All-Female Musical LIZZIE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Get ready for an exciting season at TheaterWorks Hartford as they reveal their lineup for 2023-2024, including the highly anticipated all-female musical 'LIZZIE'. Immerse yourself in the powerful and captivating story of 'LIZZIE' and experience the unforgettable theater experience that TheaterWorks Hartford has in store for you.

Jenn Colella to Bring Back PRIDE Show for Encore Performance at 54 Below by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2023

Join Broadway star Jenn Colella at 54 Below for an unforgettable encore performance of her acclaimed PRIDE Show. Get all the details about dates, ticket availability, and more. Don't miss this limited engagement event that celebrates inclusivity and the power of music.

Champlin, Mayes, And Wright Will Lead Concert Premiere Of New Girl Group Musical, THE CRINOLYNNS by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2023

Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright will headline the world premiere concert of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS. Greensburg's Stage Right! and their GhostLight Initiative will present the show at the Carey Performing Arts Center on the campus of Saint Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 30th.

Christiane Noll, Joshua Echebiri & More to Star in PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience as Christiane Noll and Joshua Echebiri headline the cast of PARTNERSHIP at Mint Theater Company. Don't miss this limited engagement production.

The Tank Unveils Exciting Lineup for Summer 2023 Festivals by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with entertainment as The Tank announces its exciting lineup for the Summer 2023 festivals. Discover the hottest acts and events happening at The Tank's summer festivals, featuring a diverse range of music, comedy, and more. Don't miss out on experiencing the best of entertainment this summer.

Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!

HUNNY Share Saccharine New Single 'solo' by Michael Major - Jul 18, 2023

Mixed by former HUNNY guitarist Jacob Munk (5 Seconds Of Summer, Caroline Polachek, Miley Cyrus), Hunny’s New Planet Heaven finds the band getting back to their roots, focusing less on perfection and more on recapturing the unbreakable bond that colored early bedroom demos. 

The York Theatre Company to Present the Return of the MUSICALS IN MUFTI Series by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023

Discover the magic of The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series, where celebrated musicals are brought to life in an intimate and stripped-down format. Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies and captivating stories of classic musical theater. Don't miss the highly anticipated return of this acclaimed series.

Off Broadway Cast Recording Of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER To Be Released On JAY Records by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2023

Raise Your Hands! The Off Broadway cast recording of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. will be released on JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of the Off Broadway production who gathered this week at Manhattan Studios to lay down the tracks.

Warren-directed FALSETTOS Proves A Potent Reminder of How Life Once Was by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 30, 2023

It was a part of life only understood completely, if experienced, and its impact continues to be felt today in ways you can sometimes predict, although oftentimes it invokes unexpected memories that take you completely unaware. That explains why I’ve taken so long to compose this review of Falsettos – which ends its three-weekend run this weekend at Nashville’s The Barbershop Theatre in another superb Street Theatre Company musical production – and which I saw last week during its last Sunday matinee performance.

WONDERFULLY TERRIBLE THINGS Comes to 5 Eliza, Newtown in July by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2023

Back by popular demand, this devilish, wickedly fun show has been hailed as one of Sydney's Top shows to see in Sydney by Time Out.  Brace yourself for a night of entertainment that pushes boundaries and leaves you craving more. 

HUNNY Announce Sophomore Album 'Hunny's New Planet Heaven' & Share Lead Single 'big star' by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2023

Mixed by former HUNNY guitarist Jacob Munk (5 Seconds Of Summer, Caroline Polachek, Miley Cyrus), on Hunny’s New Planet Heaven, the band gets back to their roots, focusing less on perfection and more on recapturing the unbreakable bond that colored early bedroom demos. The album lead single was released with a music video.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2023

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Upcoming Performances to Celebrate Pride at 54 Below by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2023

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, has announced special programming throughout the month of June. From Clint Holmes’ dazzling tribute to Peter Allen to the return engagement of Jenn Colella’s sold out show to Rebecca Clark’s uncanny Barbra Streisand concert, the PRIDE month events will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Review: Sexy Song Cycles Sound Swell In Central Park As Matthew Puckett Presents his SONGS FROM THE EVERGREEN at 54 Below by Bobby Patrick - May 7, 2023

In the end, SONGS FROM THE EVERGREEN is an absolutely gorgeous song cycle paean to everyone’s fave bit of Manhattan greenery - Central Park

Broadway's Jenn Colella Performs Live With John McDaniel At Legacy Theatre On May 7 by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2023

Broadway's Jenn Colella Performs Live With John McDaniel At Legacy Theatre On May 7 at 2pm.

TimeLine Theatre Company to Present THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, and More in 2023-24 Season by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 27, 2023

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, has announced its 27th season. The company's 2023-24 subscription season will launch in September with the previously announced Chicago premiere of the internationally acclaimed THE LEHMAN TRILOGY presented at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse.

The York Theatre Company Welcomes Executive Director Marie Grace LaFerrara by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

The York Theatre Company has announced that Marie Grace LaFerrara will join the staff as the Executive Director, effective immediately. Ms. LaFerrara brings her passion in developing and building relationships, mentoring, team building, problem solving and fostering connection through authenticity to The York.

Lorna Dallas Returns To NYC Stage With GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Stephen Mosher - Apr 24, 2023

Award winner Lorna Dallas is making a welcome return to the New York Stage in Barry Kleinbort/Christopher Denny helmed new musical cabaret.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

York Theatre Company's GENYORK CONCERT Hosted by Usman Ali Mughal Takes Place Tonight by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2023

The York Theatre Company is presenting its first GenYork Concert, featuring composers, librettists, and performers all under the age of 35.

Megan McGinnis & More Sing on MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Soundtrack by Michael Major - Apr 14, 2023

Listen to the first 5 songs from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 5. The first songs released are Dinah Washington, “Relax Max”; Doris Day with The Page Cavanaugh Trio, “I Love The Way You Say Goodnight”; Cast, “Everything Grows!”; Megan McGinnis, “Make My Kitchen Dream Come True”; Cast, “Your Personal Trash Man Can.”

Lorna Dallas to Bring GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS to The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will present Lorna Dallas in her latest musical feast, “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days,” in a two-night engagement - Saturday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 17 - both shows at 7pm.

Photos: Sutton Foster, Rachel Brosnahan & More Attend THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Premiere by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2023

Attendees included creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, Executive Producer Daniel Palladino, and stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, Sutton Foster, Gideon Glick, Michael Zegen, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, Alfie Fuller, Reid Scott and Jason Ralph. Check out photos from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiere now!

Sutton Foster, Darren Criss & More to Appear in MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Five by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2023

Sutton Foster, Darren Criss, Alexander Gemignani, and more will appear in the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The appearances will reunite Sutton, Strong and Gunn with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. After appearing in the series Bunheads, Foster previously recorded a rendition of 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' for Mrs. Maisel's third season.

Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton Welcome Some OLD FRIENDS! To Pangea May 2nd and 9th by Stephen Mosher - Apr 6, 2023

Cabaret Darlings Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton return to Pangea with some OLD FRIENDS!

CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE is Coming to North Shore Music Theatre in May by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2023

Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE, a unique concert event coming to North Shore Music Theatre on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm with special guest George Dvorsky.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Ebony Repertory Theatre 15th Anniversary Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2023

Ebony Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ as its 15th Anniversary Season Opening Production. 

Celebrate Pride Month With Jenn Colella at 54 Below by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2023

54 BELOW will welome back Tony nominee Jenn Colella in her celebratory solo show, Out and Proud.

HAND TO GOD Comes To CVRep Next Week by Kay Kudukis - Mar 20, 2023

Coachella Valley Repertory closes its 2022-2023 Season with the irreverent and hilarious five-time Tony®Award nominee and winner of Best New Play HAND TO GOD by Robert Askin. The NY Times called HAND TO GOD a 'darkly delightful play.' Audiences will laugh and, perhaps, wonder if they shouldn't be quite so totally entertained. It is truly a wild and wonderful ride! HAND TO GOD OPENS runs March 28-April 9. Craig Wells returns to CVRep to direct, set design is by Jimmy Cuomo, costumes by Emma Bibo, lighting design by Moira Wilke and the stage manager is John M. Galo. Puppets are by Ryan Marquart and Thomas Mitchell.

Video: Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Five Official Trailer by Michael Major - Mar 20, 2023

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel revealed the official trailer for the groundbreaking series' fifth and final season. The epic, hilarious, and emotional final season of this beloved series takes us through time for a spectacular send-off, featuring the return of some familiar faces—including Milo Ventimiglia and Kelly Bishop. Watch the video trailer now!

Christiane Noll, David Burtka, And More To Star In GOD OF CARNAGE Off-Broadway Debut by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2023

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities, will present the Off Broadway debut with Yasmina Reza's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, with a translation by Christopher Hampton.

The York Theatre Company To Present FUNNY GIRL Star Julie Benko In Spring Benefit Concert JULIE SINGS JULE by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2023

The York Theatre Company will present a special one-night-only benefit concert evening starring special guest and member of the York Theatre family, Julie Benko, appearing weekly as the alternate Fanny Brice in the Broadway production of Funny Girl.

Wake Up With BWW 3/3: FUNNY GIRL Sets Closing, First Look at BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN', and More! by - Mar 3, 2023

Top stories: First look at Bob Fosse's Dancin' and meet eh cast as the show begins previews, plus Funny Girl sets closing date with the lead cast extending their runs. Read more about these and other top stories here!

VIDEO: Prime Video Drops THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Five Teaser & Premiere Date by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2023

Prime Video's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel revealed the official teaser and premiere date for the groundbreaking series' fifth and final season. In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she's dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away. Watch the video teaser now!

HAND TO GOD Opens At Coachella Valley Repertory This Month by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2023

HAND TO GOD, Robert Askin's irreverent and hilarious five-time Tony Award nominee and winner of Best New Play, opens at Coachella Valley Repertory in an all new production March 28-April 9.

Issy van Randwyck and Nick Waring Will Lead Noël Coward's HAY FEVER at The Mill at Sonning by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2023

Issy van Randwyck and Nick Waring will lead the cast of Noël Coward’s HAY FEVER at The Mill at Sonning. Performances run 16 March – 13 May 2023.

Chicago Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Open TimeLine Theatre 2023-24 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

TimeLine Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere production of the internationally acclaimed and Tony Award-winning play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, will open the company’s upcoming 2023-2024 season.

Music Theater Works Announces Cast And Creative Team For AVENUE Q by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2023

Music Theater Works has announced the cast and creative team for the first production in its 43rd season, Avenue Q in the North Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, March 9 - April 2.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards by BWW Awards - Jan 27, 2023

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.


You Want to Be My Friend?
What Am I Doin'?
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
Fathers of Fathers
Like a Baby
Mind Over Matter
Please Don't Make Me Say Goodbye
Role Reversal
A Hero's Love
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
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
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.
Closer Than Ever has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Off Broadway Lyrics at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Richard Maltby, Jr. It was also nominated for Best Off Broadway Music at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for David Shire. Additionally, it received a nomination for Best Off Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Closer Than Ever has won several awards, including the Best Off Broadway Lyrics award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Richard Maltby, Jr. It also won the Best Off Broadway Music award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for David Shire. Additionally, it received the Best Off Broadway Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards.



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