Closer Than Ever


Cherry Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The Duggar family gets bigger and grows closer than ever before when COUNTING ON returns with new episodes on Tuesday, October 15 at 9pm ET/PT. With one pregnancy after the other, the brood is expecting not one, not two, but six new additions to the family. And their bonds are strengthened even more when tragedy strikes, and they lose their beloved Grandma Duggar.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
This Halloween, Director Mikey Mulhearn and Intimacy/Fight Director Celina Surniak transform the space beneath EverBar into an arena of death. Laced with opaque tarp, horrific acts of violence, and inspired by classic Hollywood horror films- Shakespeare on the Deck brings you closer than ever to one of the Bard's most experimental works.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin released the video for his song “Love and Distance,” off of his new album Love's Last Chance. Billboard praised “Love and Distance,” saying it “meets at the intersection of R&B, progressive jazz, funk and electronic music, and sonically, the track flawlessly exemplifies his take on this hybridization.” Love's Last Chance has also been praised by NPR, Exclaim!, Earmilk, Okayplayer, KEXP, All Music, Glide, The New York Times, Hypebeast, Paste, and Pitchfork who said the album “emotes nostalgic feelings over self-produced backdrops with the detectable influence of late-'80s UK soul... at times conveying the same moodiness as Dev Hynes' Blood Orange.” 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the show tune songfest will take place on Tuesday, September 10th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Jenn Colella, original cast member of Come From Away, will depart the musical next month. Colella was Tony-nominated for her performance as 'Captain Beverly Bass.'
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 7, 2019
It's just her and the sky! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Come From Away cast member Jenn Colella is set to play her final performance as Captain Beverly Bass on November 10, 2019. To celebrate her incredible run, we're looking back at highlights from her journey with the show, from its out-of-town productions to opening night on Broadway and beyond. Check it all out!
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 5, 2019
The original stars of the cult musical PETE N KEELY are reuniting for a run of shows at Birdland. Here, Stephen Mosher talks to the stars about life after Pete N Keely and how it feels to sing together again.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a first-time ever NYC concert event featuring the songs from Taking My Turn! The score from the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning musical will be celebrated in what's sure to be an extraordinary and memorable evening. The concert will feature Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café, Chicago), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), George Dvorsky (Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion), Nina Hennessey (Cats, Dreamgirls), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me, Closer Than Ever), Alan Wager (Beauty and the Beast), Andre Ward (Escape To Margaritaville, Rock of Ages), and  Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Chicago).
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Progressive rock icons Coheed and Cambria continue to create new career benchmarks for themselves. This is showcased in their recent partnership with Sixthman to create an immersive festival at sea that brings their audience closer than ever before in their 19-year history. The band plans to perform early songs and deep cuts that can rarely be heard, as well as bring their sci-fi concept, The Amory Wars, to life in several on-board installations. The band will also interact with fans in Q&A sessions and other scenarios. Joining the Coheed on this fantastic voyage is Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, Polyphia, Culture Abuse and others. More artists and activities will be added in the near future. The S.S. Neverender sets sail aboard the Norwegian Pearl on October 26-30, 2020 from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas.
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Following three sold-out performances in 2019, celebrated singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will return to Wynn Las Vegas's Encore Theater in February 2020. For three nights only, Feb. 19-22, fans can enjoy “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Storytelling.” Tickets for the performances go on sale Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. PT.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Multiplatinum award-winning Latin superstar Prince Royce announces the United States leg of his ALTER EGO Tour. The 40+ city run that kicks off in Seattle, Washington on March 4th, marks his largest-ever tour of the country, including stops at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, The Forum in Los Angeles and Prudential Center in Newark as well as in other markets where Royce has never performed, such as Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the initial line-up of featured performers for the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre, and performer-producer Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
New York City's Broadway's Supper Club, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Presents Singer, songwriter, and actress &MJTBCFUI 8JUIFST best known for originating the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple on
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents Grammy & Tony nominee; 'ELISABETH WITHERS; The Soul Of A Woman" as she ushers in a highly anticipated concert of musical theater gemstones. We know her as the sultry scene-stealer; 'Shug Avery' from the Grammy-winning musical The Color Purple on Broadway & the 'No Regrets' recording artist on E-One Records. However, this powerhouse singer/actress/songwriter has many more beautiful layers to her artistry. As a singer she has worked with LaChanze, Cher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and producer Henry Krieger just to name a few. Her warm alluring voice will capture your heart and send you on a musical journey. The journey to her role on Broadway to working with industry royalty Beatles' guitarist Sir Paul Mccartney.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
The ARTS at Marks Garage and the Open Home Performance Network present the Hawai?i state premiere of Indecent, the acclaimed 2017 Tony nominee for Best Play. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Lurana Donnels O'Malley, Indecent tells the true story of the play which featured the first same-sex kiss on Broadway in 1923, leading to the arrest of its entire Yiddish theatre troupe for obscenity.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a conversation entitled 'Producing Theatre for an Ageless Audience', moderated by Linda Hartzell, SDC Foundation Trustee and Artistic Director Emerita of Seattle Children's Theatre, with luminary directors Mark Brokaw and Marcia Milgrom Dodge and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald on Monday May, 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at SDC, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 804.
by David Green - Mar 6, 2019
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will conclude its Tenth Anniversary season with the comedy "Greater Tuna" that will run for nine performances from March 22-31, 2019 at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater.  "Greater Tuna" is a hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores. Set in a fictional small town in Texas, this popular comedy stars two skillful, transformative actors who will take on 22 roles as they portray the town's wacky inhabitants. "Greater Tuna" was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard and will star Alan Denny and Chuck Yates. The production will be directed by Larry Raben. "Greater Tuna" was the very first production Coyote StageWorks mounted ten years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art theater building, which will embody the distinct vision of Steppenwolf as a Chicago theatre that is home to America's ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art theater building, which will embody the distinct vision of Steppenwolf as a Chicago theatre that is home to America's ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Marya Grandyin Marya Grandy: Live from Feinstein's/54 Below.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
No matter where someone is coming from, Highway 1 was built for road trips. Head to Cambria on a motorcycle, with one friend or loved one, or with a large group-there is plenty to do and see regardless of a traveler's vacation style. Visitors can download the Visit Cambria app on iOS or Android to develop the ideal itinerary, then hit the road!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
The York Theatre Company has today announced the cast for its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents the tragic case of Susan Cox Powell, a missing mom that dominated headlines nearly a decade ago in the two-night compelling event, 'The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell,' airing Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at 7:00pm ET/PT. In this ground-breaking four-hour series, the definitive story of Susan's devastating final years are revealed - unveiling alarming new developments, scandalous never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members offering a closer than ever look at one of the most shocking cases in recent memory.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.
by TV Scoop - Jun 3, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., airing on ABC on Friday, June 21, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
About to break the internet, GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and artist Daniel Caesar surprises listeners everywhere with the release of his brand new full-length, CASE STUDY 01—arriving today.
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
 TLC's “Summer of Love” continues to turn up the heat with its red-hot 90 Day Fiancé franchise. First, fans will get an extra special dose of Pedro and Chantel in the first ever spinoff of the 90 Day franchise following an individual couple, THE FAMILY CHANTEL, premiering Monday, July 22 at 10pm ETPT. Then, on Sunday, August 4 at 8pm ETPT, BEFORE THE 90 DAYS, the series that broke 90 Day ratings records, returns for season three with international couples that are sure to captivate fans like never before.
by Stefani Chudnow - Jun 24, 2019
Lights up on Washington Heights! Until July 14th, you can witness Lin-Manuel Miranda's hugely successful musical, In The Heights, at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. In The Heights was a smash hit on Broadway, going on to win such awards as the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by Neil Shurley - Jul 26, 2019
'Viv was so much more than just the 'sidekick' who wandered in to Lucy's apartment in her housecoat'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Stomping Ground Theatre Co., based in New York, will be making its St. Louis stage debut with a new musical revue with music and lyrics by Brett Kristofferson, entitled THIS VERY MOMEMT! The show will be presented August 2nd and 3rd at 8:00pm at Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Boulevard.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Keeping the comedy going this summer at Cape May Stage is Sidekicked, a new comedy by Kim Powers, a two-time Emmy Winner, directed by Roy Steinberg and starring Sally Mayes, an award winning Broadway veteran, as Vivian Vance that runs August 7th-September 20th, Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00 PM.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Today, Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin announced his new album Love's Last Chance (out August 16th via AWAL). The first single “Now That You Need Me” launched today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Today, Lomelda has shared the stream for her new album, M for Empathy, out tomorrow via Double Double Whammy. Uproxx, who premiered the stream and profiled Hannah Read, are saying 'These songs tackle weighty ideas: the difficulty of human communication, the distance between people that looms inside even the closest relationships, and the isolation and despondency that can arise when the distance seems to outweigh the connection. With a quiet instrumental palette and a handful of incisively written lines, Lomelda makes a minute-long guitar song sound like it houses a vertiginously open space.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present a staged reading of the new musical Monet, with music and lyrics by Carmel Owen (Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln), and book by Joan Ross Sorkin (In the Theatre). Monet will play two performances only on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
by David Green - Feb 18, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock and Roll for three performances - Tuesday, March 5, at 8:00pm, and Wednesday, March 6, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock and Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often-unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever. From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s,
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
After making their long-awaited return to the wild last year, the Brown family is back for a brand-new adventure-filled season of Discovery Channel's top-rated series, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. With their first foothold of self-sufficiency realized with the construction of their barn last season, the Browns re-dedicate themselves to the life they love off-grid in the wild mountains of the pacific northwest. They're closer than ever to realizing their lifelong family dream of a sustainable ranch but must overcome new challenges and incredible family changes as a brutal winter hits earlier than expected. ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE returns Sunday, March 3 at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Today, Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin released his new single “Love and Distance.” Okayplayer praised the track, calling it “tender and warbled... [falling] square between Kool & The Gang's astral-plaining 'Summer Madness' and the half-muted heartbreak of Slum Village's 'Fall in Love.'” “Love and Distance” is taken from McFerrin's new album Love's Last Chance, which is out on August 16th via AWAL.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
With The Bridges of Madison County currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas, directed by Matthew White. The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today a?" 30 August, with public booking on 9 September at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Closing out Series 2, Shakes on the Deck promises to deliver a Titus like no other. Inspired by Classic Hollywood Horror and remaining true to their communally immersive aesthetic- the company will present the show in an exclusive 4 performance run beginning on Halloween night. Casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
This past Wednesday, Shakes on the Deck announced Series 3 during their one year anniversary celebration- and they have a lot to celebrate. The company announced a new era that begins with the closing show of Series 2, Titus Andronicus. An era that will be bigger, better, and evolved- while staying true to the company's unique aesthetic and eclectic home, The Kimpton Everly Hotel.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 9, 2019
The York Theatre Company recently presented its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan De Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (Roadside, Happy Hunting) directed with music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO's 2019 Summer Season will be highlighted by stand-out performances from Broadway's best and distinguished stars of film and television, including Jenn Colella, star of Tony-winning Come From Away, Charles Shaughnessy, best known as Maxwell Sheffield on TV's The Nanny and Ace Young of American Idol fame.