With direction by Mr. Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast also features George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel)and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty). Now in performance through August 25th at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical treasure Closer Than Ever reopened in June at the York Theatre Company with an exciting new cast and fresh additions to the timeless score. 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 isn't merely a revival, it's 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
The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Nicole Wee (costumes), and Kirk Bookman (lights).
Closer Than Ever plays the following performance schedule: Mondays & Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, 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 www.yorktheatre.org.
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan. Broadway/Tour: Les Miserables (Cosette ‘91/Fantine ’02), Miss Saigon (Ellen), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama), Sunset Boulevard (Betty), big (Susan), The Secret Garden (Lily), Sweet Adeline (Nellie, Encores!). Off Broadway: I Remember Mama, Suburb, Under The Bridge, The Ark, Have a Nice Life (Outstanding Excellence Award, NYMF). Favorites: Witches of Eastwick (Signature Theatre), 110 in the Shade (Helen Hayes Award Best Actress), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Goodspeed, Critics Award Best Actress), Grey Gardens (Cape Playhouse), Hello Dolly! (NSMT). Film:Paul Sorvino’s Movie Development, King Lear (Reagan). TV: “Another World,” “Broadway on Broadway,” “The Early Show,” final broadcast of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” BFA: Boston University (Acting)
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, Queen of the Mist, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). She’s been seen regionally all over the U.S.- Signature, Williamstown, Reprise! LA, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, Lyric, Rubicon and Goodspeed, to name a few- and in concert she has performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland, as well as with the Philly, Cincinnati, and Boston Pops. Among her TV credits are “30 Rock,” “Sex and the City,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Ed,” “NYPD Blue,” all three “Law and Orders” and about a gazillion voiceovers. A Syracuse University graduate, her recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album, I’m Not Waiting which is available on Sh-K-Boom records and at juliamurney.com.
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