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York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Will End Extended Run Nov 4th with 150 Perforamances



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New York, NY (October 17, 2012)  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan,Producing Artistic Director) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced 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.

To celebrate the evening, special guests and performers associated with the show, past and present, will be on hand to toast the momentous occasion, with a special raffle prize of $150 going to a lucky member of the audience.  Further information about the 150th performance and celebration will be announced within the upcoming weeks.

If you have purchased tickets for performance dates after November 4, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

With direction by Mr. Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast currently features George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Marya Grandy (Les Misérables, Damn Yankees), Anika Larsen (Xanadu, All Shook Up, Avenue Q) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty)

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever opened in June at the York Theatre Company and was immediately embraced by critics and audiences alike.  An intimate exploration of love, friendship, security, happiness – and holding onto those essentials in a world that pulls us in a hundred directions at once – the York’s Closer Than Ever is the homecoming of an Off-Broadway classic. “An absolutely exquisite and exhilarating theatrical experience. 4 out of 4 Stars!” exclaimed Matt Windman, AM NY.  “A truly magical, satisfying experience! Wonderful! Exhilaratingly comical.  Sung with flair, compassion and wit!” declared Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press. 

Celebrities that have been spotted at Closer Than Ever include: Joan Rivers, Linda Lavin, Michael Feinstein, Kathie Lee Gifford, Judy Collins, Doris Roberts, Jonathan Tunick, John Kander, Karen Akers, Donna McKechnie, Hal Prince, John McMartin, Tovah Feldshuh, Christian Borle, Seth Rudetsky, Karen Ziemba, Cady Huffman, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Sheldon Harnick, Nancy Ford, Tom Jones,  Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker, Hunter Foster, Jenn Cody, Tony Sheldon and more. A new cast album will be released soon by JAY Records.

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

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

Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available online at, 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.).

For additional information, please visit the website at

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