York Theatre Production History
Founded in 1969
June 5 — November 4, 2012
Lyrics Richard Maltby Jr.
Music David Shire.
Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. & Steven Scott Smith
Direction by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music Direction Andrew Gerle
Choreographer Kurt Stamm
Featuring original cast members Jenn Colella, George Dvorsky, Christiane Noll, and Sal Viviano and notable replacements Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Marya Grandy, Rita Havery, Anika Larsen, James Moye, Julia Murney and Jamie LaVerdiere
Originally produced off-Broadway by Janet Brenner, Michael Gill, and Daryl Roth
Developed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical treasure, Closer Than Ever returned off-Broadway at The York Theatre Company for 5 months making it one of the longest running York productions. A NY Times Critic's Pick, amNY gives it 4 out of 4 stars, and Michael Riedel of the NY Post raved, "It's polished, witty, tuneful and, if you've hit middle age, unsettling. A pocket-size classic of the American musical theater."
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 wasn't merely a revival; it's the homecoming of an off-Broadway classic.