Closer Than Ever CD, With Jenn Colella, George Dvorsky, Christiane Noll, Sal Viviano, Released July 16
By Andrew Gans
The York Theatre Company's revival of the 1989 Off-Broadway revue Closer Than Ever — featuring the lyrics of Richard Maltby, Jr. and the music of David Shire — is released on the Jay Records label July 16.
The two-CD recording features the revival's original cast: Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity, Chaplin), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel), 2011 Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, Chaplin) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty).
The complete track listing follows:
She Loves Me Not
You Wanna Be My Friend
What Am I Doing?
The Bear, The Tiger, The Hamster And The Mole
I'll Get Up Tomorrow Morning
Transition / Dating Again
One Of The Good Guys
There's Nothing Like It
Next Time / I Wouldn't Go Back
There Is Something In A Wedding
Another Wedding Song
If I Sing
Back On Base
The March Of Time
Fathers Of Fathers
It's Never That Easy / I've Been Here Before
Closer Than Ever
Directed by Maltby with music direction by Andrew Gerle, Closer Than Ever 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." Read the Playbill.com feature about Maltby and Shire's work on the Closer Than Ever, then and now.
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