The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Closer Than Ever!

Closer Than Ever is the Songs for a New World of the late 1980s.

It opened in ’89, and every musical theater student (including this blogger) had the OCR on CD or even Cassette (!), as well as a song or two from the Maltby & Shire revue in their book (“What Am I Doin'” was my song de choice).

Thankfully, I’m not starring in the critically acclaimed and recently extended run of Closer Than Ever at The York, but Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, George Dvorsky, Julia Murney and Sal Viviano are, which is why you should be excited that I’m giving away tickets to see it for free!

How do you win?

Closer is a musical revue or a “bookless book musical”, as described by the authors themselves.  And the musical theater canon is actually ripe with revues based on the work of composers.

In the comment section below (email subscribers click the link below), give me the name of a composer that you would like to see “revued” . . . and bonus points if you name the revue.  Need an example?  Yes, It’s Another Revue of His Songs:  The music of Stephen Sondheim.

Go and good luck!  (PS, if you don’t have the Closer Than Ever OCR, get it . . . it’s a must for any serious collection.)


(Got a comment? I love ‘em, so comment below!  Email subscribers, click here then scroll down, to say what’s on your mind!)

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