Anika Larsen, Not Leslie Kritzer, Will Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Closer Than Ever

The York Theatre Company in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson announced Aug. 21 that Broadway actress Anika Larsen (Xanadu, All Shook Up, Avenue Q) will join the cast of the critically acclaimed revue Closer Than Ever, which spotlights the songs of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, beginning Aug. 28.

Anika Larsen
Anika Larsen

Larsen, who will succeed Julia Murney, replaces the previously announced Leslie Kritzer, who departed due to a scheduling conflict. 

With direction by Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast also features Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, George Dvorsky and Sal Viviano.

The production, which is now in performance through Sept. 30 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s, is described as "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."

The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Nicole Wee (costumes) and Kirk Bookman (lights).  The production stage manager is Bernita Robinson.

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).