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Closer Than Ever - 1989 - Off-Broadway


Cherry Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2020
Today's top stories: Equity endorses Biden and Harris, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ron Cephas Jones become first father/daughter duo to win Emmys in the same year, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020
The York Theater Company presents an evening of musical theater, featuring material from three shows they are helping to develop.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020
Join York Theatre Company tonight for a virtual cast reunion/celebration of one of their longest-running shows ever (5 months!) -- the hit revival of Maltby and Shire's musical revue about love, friendship, security and happiness.
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2020
BOCA RATON, FL: MNM Theatre Company, like almost every theatre company around the world, has been drastically affected by COVID-19. All scheduled productions have either been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, with no re-start date in sight. However, the company's Producing Artistic Director and CEO Marcie Gorman and Director Jonathan Van Dyke have come up with an innovative way to provide audiences with theatre, and the company's first production Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever will debut on November 27th and be available for On Demand streaming through December 31st.
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2020
MNM Theatre Company, like almost every theatre company around the world, has been drastically affected by COVID-19. All scheduled productions have either been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, with no re-start date in sight. 
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 9, 2020
Closer Than Ever, the award winning show by lyricist Richard Malty, Jr. and composer David Shire, has been creatively filmed for streaming by a group of theatre professionals at the MNM Theatre Company.  
by Carol Kassie - Nov 9, 2020
Rehearsals and filming have been completed for MNM Theatre Company's upcoming production of Closer Than Ever, David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.'s fascinating song cycle that explores the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.  The production will begin streaming on November 27th and be available through December 31st.
by TV Scoop - Nov 30, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 17, 2020!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 27, 2020
Today (November 27) in live streaming: pets takeover at Stars in the House, Lea Salonga in concert, and so much more!
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2020
MNM Theatre Company has announced its upcoming production of Closer Than Ever, David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.'s fascinating song cycle that explores the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 24, 2020
Malty & Shire's Closer Than Ever has been filmed utilizing a creative social distanced technique and will begin streaming on November 27th.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2020
Hadestown Tony-winner André De Shields and Garth Kravits are singing for the soul of America, putting their own spin on the Sam Cooke civil-rights anthem, 'A Change is Gonna Come,' accompanied by Steven Cuevas on piano.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 10, 2020
FOX is announcing premiere dates for THE MASKED DANCER (Dec. 27), CALL ME KAT (Jan. 3), LAST MAN STANDING (Jan. 3), HELL’S KITCHEN (Jan. 7), THE RESIDENT (Jan. 12), PRODIGAL SON (Jan. 12), 9-1-1 (Jan. 18), and 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Jan. 18).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
San Francisco Playhouse  announced its return to in-person performances with fully staged productions of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee, and Starting Here, Starting Now by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. All three productions will also be available as on-demand video streams for audiences to enjoy at home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Closer Than Ever will star X Factor winner Dalton Harris, alongside musical theatre icons Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Wicked), Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You) and Grace Mouat (Six; & Juliet). The film will be available to stream worldwide this September.
by Team BWW - May 4, 2021
Contest ends Friday, May 7 at midnight. The winner will be contacted on Friday, May 15th, by 6 PM ET.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 25, 2021
The implementation of neuroscience-driven AI with an additional layer of psychometric analysis creates a richer and more targeted stream of fan data which can be used to increase the effectiveness of an artist's entire marketing campaign.
by Alex Freeman - May 24, 2021
In a week filled with another flurry of announcements, the CDC’s announcement loosening mask wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals solidified the reopening timeline for many theatres. While this is causing adjustments to seating plans (towards higher capacity), planning for bringing back company members, and more - the news was more than welcome by most in the entertainment industry.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2021
Earlier today, leaders from the Broadway community gathered in Duffy Square to celebrate, what else, but the return on Broadway. 'The reviews are in. We are closer than ever to closing the curtain on COVID-19' said New York Senator Chuck Schumer. 'And when Broadway comes back, New York comes back!'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 19, 2021
Featuring the aforementioned “America’s Cup” and lead track “Pink Lunettes”, on 9, Pond recaptures an anarchic sense of uncertainty and fly closer than ever before to the creative supernova that has blazed across so much of the band’s music.   
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 15-16, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021
An Up-Close, Life-Sized, Never-Before-Seen Perspective. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Exhibition is coming to Chicago at Oakbrook Center, 2120 Oakbrook Center running Wednesday to Sunday beginning May 19th through August 15th.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
Broadway, film, television and cabaret artist, Sally Mayes Will Perform Two Shows at Bucks County Playhouse as part of recently announced Broadway Spotlight Concert Series.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2021
New York City director, actor and writer Evan Edwards will direct Provincetown playwright Patrick Riviere's One-Act play The Days After presented on Zoom on May 14th.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 26, 2021
Each Christmas the Good Theater presents BROADWAY AT THE GOOD, a musical concert benefit recreating songs from a particular decade. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 concert did not take place, so this belated virtual songfest, featuring highlights of the 1990s is especially welcome to fans of this company. The well-crafted revue, conceived and directed by Brian Allen with skillful music direction by Victoria Stubbs and video production by Steve Underwood, (Dave Grant, Lead Editor) nimbly handles all the curve balls the pandemic protocols require as it reunites most of the Good Theater regulars, together with special guest stars Valerie Peri and Roosevelt Baker.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2021
In response to the State of Texas’ recent policy change surrounding the end-of-mask mandate, the Red River Cultural District and like-minded businesses across the city of Austin have come together to establish Safe In Sound, a public health code-of-conduct and safety program to be implemented and made effective immediately.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Last month, Anika Larsen and Sammy Lopez collaborated with New York City Children's Theater to create a special recorded 'front porch' performance of the song 'Count on Me' by Bruno Mars for Kaleidoscope 2021 - a filmed celebration of their work.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 30, 2021
Lyrically, “Toast” addresses last year’s bush fires in Australia and the appalling wealth divide in frontman Nick Allbrook’s childhood home in Western Australia.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 28, 2021
This week (June 28- July 4) in live streaming: Emma Kingston and Josh Gad visit Backstage Live, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a Jenn Colella Masterclass, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 25, 2021
There has never been a better time to hone your skills and practice your craft! On June 28 (6pm ET), Broadway favorite Jenn Colella will host her very own masterclass right here at BroadwayWorld.
by David Green - Jun 25, 2021
After more than 15 months of a darkened stage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Coachella Valley Repertory is welcoming back live audiences. “Welcoming patrons back to the Playhouse is an incredible feeling. Live arts are so important to the community, and the entire board, staff and volunteers are so excited to return,” said Ron Celona, Artistic Director.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 17, 2021
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jenn Colella, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, June 20 (3pm and 8pm).
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021
This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2021
Tickets for the “Touch Me” tour will go on sale on Friday, June 18th at 10AM local time. Pre-sale tickets will be available to fans on Wednesday, June 16 at 10am - Friday, June 18 at 9:59am local time for those following Whitney on her various social platforms.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021
Comedy Works Entertainment will present Whitney Cummings’ Touch Me Tour coming to Paramount Theatre in Denver on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00pm. Tickets range from $39.50 to $49.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, June 18th at 10:00am.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts today announced that Whitney Cummings, hailed as “the reigning queen of American stand-up,” is bringing her Touch Me comedy tour to the Center on Friday, November 12.
by Charlotte Downes - Jun 11, 2021
From Any Dream Will Do to a dream come true, Lee Mead took to the London Palladium stage for one night only, to celebrate his 40th birthday and his twenty-year career. Mead talked of walking past the theatre as a boy and his joy at being able to hold his own concert there.
by Carol Kassie - Jun 1, 2021
Award-winning MNM Theatre Company partners with North End Theater Company to produce three shows at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in 2022
by Carol Kassie - Jun 1, 2021
MNM Theatre Company will partner with North End Theater Company, the production division of Arts Center Management, a multi-platform theatre management company, to produce the Broadway at LPAC series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 8, 2021
What do you get when you combine the pianistic finesse of Michael Feinstein, the smooth phrasing of Tony Bennett, and the bawdy wit of Bette Midler? You get Michael McAssey, who for 40 years has reigned as the clown prince of New York cabaret, and has enchanted as one of its most talented troubadours. He calls what he does 'schtick.' But that's undervaluing his unique blend of beautiful ballad singing and standup, or rather 'sit down' comedy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021
Jenn Colella discusses one of her earliest memories, which connected music to joy; embracing downtime and learning to adapt during COVID-19; her love for the rehearsal room and much more on The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 31, 2020
The new single from Front Country that just premiered via Rolling Stone. Entitled 'Amerikan Dream', the track is a meditation on the mythos versus reality of America. Singer Melody shares, 'From our racist colonial roots to our economically divided present, the “American Dream” has never really been accessible to all. Since it is a belief more than a fact, the first step in changing it is to dismantle the dogma within ourselves so we can be free to imagine a better country together.'
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 6, 2021
Saint Peter’s Church, home of the York Theatre Company, has suffered extensive flooding damage after a midtown water main break yesterday, January 5.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 13, 2021
The history of show business is loaded with couples who work as well offstage as they do on. These twosomes have brought their offstage magic to the stages of the cabaret and concert world.
by West End Video - Feb 12, 2021
The Arden School of Theatre, part of UCEN Manchester, are screening the Maltby and Shire musical 'Starting Here, Starting Now' this Valentine's weekend. The musical was filmed in Manchester prior to Christmas and features the graduating students of their BA (Hons) Musical Theatre programme.
by Carol Kassie - Dec 23, 2020
Theatre in the Time of COVID! MNM Theatre Company Proudly Extends Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever The Critically Acclaimed Production Is Now Available for Streaming On Demand Through January 10th, 2021 Innovation is the key for MNM Theatre Company’s production of Closer Than Ever.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020
MNM Theatre Company has announced the extension of their hit virtual production of Closer Than Ever – David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.’s fascinating song cycle that explores the everyday struggles of love in the modern world – which will now be available on-demand through January 10, 2021.
by BWW Prompts - Dec 2, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #BWWPrompts, where we ask our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021
Having been 2 years since fans last filled the rafters of the Johan Cruijff Arena for one of the highlights of the dance music calendar, AMF is finally set to return to Amsterdam with another unprecedented live edition of the festival.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Pepperdine University's Fine Arts Division will present their production of Ugly Lies the Bone by playwright Lindsey Ferrentino on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2 p.m.