Closer Than Ever Revival 2012

Opened: June 20, 2012
Closing: November 04, 2012

Closer Than Ever - 2012 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical treasure Closer Than Ever is back Off-Broadway at the York Theatre Company with an exciting new cast and fresh additions to the timeless score. When it premiered in 1989, the show spoke to a generation of theater-goers. An intimate musical about love, friendship, security, happiness and holding onto those essentials in a world that pulls us in a hundred directions at once. Closer Than Ever at the York isn't merely a revival, it's the homecoming of an Off-Broadway classic.



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CLOSER THAN EVER Resumes Tonight; Offers Free Ticket to Replace Any Cancelled Off-Broadway Show
by Kelsey Denette - November 2, 2012

The critically acclaimed first Off-Broadway revival of the of Closer Than Ever, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, will end its extended run with its 150th performance on Sunday evening, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began June 5, 2012.

York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Will End Run November 4
by Kelsey Denette - October 17, 2012

The York Theatre Company has announced the first Off-Broadway revival of the of Closer Than Ever, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, will end its extended run with its 150th performance on Sunday evening, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began June 5, 2012.

CLOSER THAN EVER Will Collect Avon Foundation Donations Throughout October
by Kelsey Denette - October 16, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and the company of the hit musical Closer Than Ever will join forces to collect donations following each performance through October 21st to benefit The Avon Foundation for Women in conjunction with the Tenth-Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Marya Grandy Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER, 10/13-11/4
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2012

The York Theatre Company in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, welcomes Marya Grandy (Les Miserables, Damn Yankees) to the cast of Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, filling in for Jacquelyn Piro Donovan from October 13 - November 4, due to a prior commitment.

Photo Flash: Cast of York's CLOSER THAN EVER Celebrates 'Miss Byrd's Red Velvet D-Lite' Dessert at Tasti D-Lite
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2012

Tasti D-Lite has named a new flavor, "MISS BYRD'S RED VELVET D-LITE," to honor one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. Current cast members of The York Theatre Company production, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Anika Larsen, and James Moye, were on hand on October 4th at Tasti D-Lite Times Square to introduce the world to the deliciously decadent new treat. This exciting new flavor will be available exclusively at the Times Square location for the entire month of October. Check out photos from the unveiling below!

York Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER Unveils 'Miss Byrd's Red Velvet D-Lite' Flavor at Tasti D-Lite
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2012

Tasti D-Lite has named a new flavor, "MISS BYRD'S RED VELVET D-LITE," to honor one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. Current cast members of The York Theatre Company production, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Anika Larsen, James Moye, and Sal Viviano, will be on hand on Thursday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m. at the Times Square Tasti D-Lite (1588 Broadway between 47th & 48th St) to introduce the world to the deliciously decadent new treat. There will also be an in-store raffle to win two tickets to Closer Than Ever and a $25 Tasti Treat Card.

James Moye, Rita Harvey and More to Join CLOSER THAN EVER
by Kelsey Denette - September 24, 2012

The York Theatre Company in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, will welcome James Moye (Dogfight, Million Dollar Quartet) to the cast of Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, filling in for George Dvorsky from September 25 - October 7, due to a prior commitment.

Photo Flash: York Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER Celebrates 100th Performance!
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, celebrated the 100th performance on September 11th for one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. Check out photos of the company at the celebration below!

York's CLOSER THAN EVER Now On Sale Through 11/25
by Kelsey Denette - September 6, 2012

A new block of tickets are now on sale for one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. Tickets are now on sale through Novembefr 18, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Anika Larsen Joins Cast of CLOSER THAN EVER Tonight
by Nicole Rosky - August 28, 2012

Anika Larsen joins the cast of The York Theatre Company's Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire beginning tonight, August 28, 2012. With direction by Mr. Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast also features Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty). Now in performance through September 30th at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER, 8/28
by Nicole Rosky - August 14, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced a new addition to one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire: Broadway veteran Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Legally Blonde, The Musical) beginning August 28, 2012. Ms. Kritzer will step in for Julia Murney who departs the cast on August 25th.

York Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER Extends Again thru Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2012

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced a second extension through September 30th for one of the best reviewed shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire now in performance at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Photo Flash: First Look at Julia Murney, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in CLOSER THAN EVER!
by Kelsey Denette - August 8, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has added two new additions to one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire: Broadway veterans Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) and Julia Murney (Wicked, Wild Party). Ms. Donovan replaced Christiane Noll and Ms. Murney replaced Jenn Colella who departed to join the company of the new Broadway musical Chaplin.

Photo Flash: Santino Fontana and Joan Rivers Visit CLOSER THAN EVER
by Nicole Rosky - July 30, 2012

CLOSER THAN EVER, with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, presented by The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, recently resumed performances at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Santino Fontana and Joan Rivers stopped by to visit the cast and you can check out photos below!

Julia Murney, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Step Into CLOSER THAN EVER, Replacing Jenn Colella and Christiane Noll
by Kelsey Denette - July 26, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced two new additions to Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire: Broadway veterans Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) beginning August 3, and Julia Murney (Wicked, Wild Party) beginning August 6. Ms. Donovan will step in for Christiane Noll and Ms. Murney for Jenn Colella who will both depart to join the company of the new Broadway musical Chaplin.

Photo Flash: Kathie Lee Gifford Visits CLOSER THAN EVER!
by Nicole Rosky - July 24, 2012

Just last night, CLOSER THAN EVER, with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, presented by The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, resumed performances at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Kathie Lee Gifford stopped by to visit the cast and you can check out photos below!

CLOSER THAN EVER to Resume Performances Tonight at York Theatre
by Caryn Robbins - July 23, 2012

Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, CLOSER THAN EVER, with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, presented by The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, will resume performances tonight, July 23rd at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Photo Flash: Christian Borle, Judith Blazer and More Visit York's CLOSER THAN EVER
by Kelsey Denette - July 12, 2012

York Theatre Company's revival of the classic Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever is set for a limited run through July 14, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's, and stars including Christian Borle, Judith Blazer and more have stopped by. View photos below!

Cast Recording in the Works for CLOSER THAN EVER
by Nicole Rosky - July 5, 2012

York Theatre Company's revival of the classic Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever is set for a limited run through July 14, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's, and BroadwayWord has confirmed that a cast recording is in the works for the show. Jay Records will release the album later this year, with the cast heading to the recording studio next week!

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Opens CLOSER THAN EVER - Christiane Noll & More!
by Jennifer Broski - June 21, 2012

York Theatre Company opened the first New York City revival of the classic Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever, with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire, last night, June 20.

York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Revival Begins Previews Tonight, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2012

It's the homecoming of an Off-Broadway classic! York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) presents the first New York City revival of the classic Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire. Performances begin tonight, June 5, 2012 for a limited run through July 14, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Begins Previews 6/5
by Nicole Rosky - May 31, 2012

It's the homecoming of an Off-Broadway classic! York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) will present the first New York City revival of the classic Off-Broadway hit Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire. Performances begin Tuesday, June 5, 2012 for a limited run through July 14, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Photo Coverage: York Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 25, 2012

The cast and creative team of the first New York revival of the acclaimed Off-Broadway classic musical, Closer Than Ever, including multi Tony, Academy, and Grammy Award-winners Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, 2012 Kleban Award-winner musical director, Andrew Gerle, and Broadway veterans Jenn Colella, George Dvorsky, Tony nominee Christiane Noll, and Sal Viviano, met the press yesterday, May 24. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special meet and greet and brings you photo coverage below!

Closer Than Ever FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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
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.

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