Julia Murney and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Will Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Closer Than Ever

News   Julia Murney and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Will Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Closer Than Ever
The York Theatre Company has announced two new additions to the cast of its critically acclaimed revival of Closer Than Ever, the revue that features the songs of lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire.

Julia Murney
Julia Murney

Broadway veterans Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) will join the cast beginning Aug. 3, and Julia Murney (Wicked, Wild Party) will begin performances Aug. 6. Donovan will succeed Christiane Noll, and Murney will take over for Jenn Colella; both actresses are departing to join the company of the new Broadway musical Chaplin.

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

The production, now in performance through Aug. 25 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 Kurt Stamm (choreography), James Morgan (sets), Nicole Wee (costumes), Kirk Bookman (lights) and Stephanie Wagner (props). The production stage manager is Bernita Robinson.

Show times are Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday 8 PM and Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM.

As previously reported, a cast recording will be released by Jay Records at a date to be announced. The original Off-Broadway cast recording is available from RCA Victor.

Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available online at yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).


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