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Friday, 13 July 2012 09:24

York Theatre Company Extends CLOSER THAN EVER Through Aug 25

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR

C L O S E R   T H A N   E V E R

AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY

PERFORMANCES RESUME MONDAY, JULY 23RD
AT THE YORK THEATRE AT SAINT PETER’S CHURCH
NEW CAST ALBUM TO BE RECORDED

New York, NY (July 12, 2012)  Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan,Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, have announced an extension 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

{module ad_left_body}Originally scheduled to end its limited engagement on July 14, 2012, and following a one-week hiatus, performances will resume Monday, July 23, 2012.  Tickets will be on sale through August 25, 2012.

With direction by Mr. Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast features Broadway veterans Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty).  Performances began June 5, 2012 with the official Opening Night on June 20, 2012.

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 and featured "one of the half-dozen finest American theater scores of the last decade" (New York Times).   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.

The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Nicole Wee (costumes), Kirk Bookman (lights), and Stephanie Wagner (Props).  The Production Stage Manager is Bernita Robinson.

Closer Than Ever plays the following performance schedule:  Mondays & Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).

 

It was recently announced the cast will head to the studio next week to lay down tracks for a new cast record to be released by Jay Records.

For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.

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