New production of Closer Than Ever debuts on BroadwayHD September 23.
September 21, 2021: Ginger Quiff Media and BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, are partnering to bring the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning and Drama Desk Award nominated musical revue of Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever exclusively to the platform. The brand-new filmed production will featureX Factor (UK Edition) winner Dalton Harris, along with West End stars including musical theatre icons Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Wicked), Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You) and Grace Mouat (Six; & Juliet).The film will be available on BroadwayHD exclusively to subscribers across the globe this September.
With the pandemic having a major impact on the West End and other live performance in the UK, BroadwayHD is collaborating with Ginger Quiff Media on this streamed production as a way to support and continue to drive buzz and excitement around the UK’s theater scene. The new Closer Than Ever show is a great way for fans both in London and beyond to continue to enjoy the rich performances of the West End as theaters prepare for re-opening later this year.
A captivating and hilarious song cycle which delves into the trials and tribulations of modern love, Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever will take audiences on a journey of lust and romance, marriage and ageing, unrequited love and obsession. This uplifting revue is a relatable and easy-going exploration of what it means to be human and to love – the perfect tonic to the last year or so.
The new production of Closer Than Ever is produced by Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn for Ginger Quiff Media and Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley and Gio Messale for
BroadwayHD. This exciting reimaging of the cult classic is directed and choreographed by leading television, film and theatre maker Stacey Haynes (The Lion King, Grease and Hairspray: The School Musical) and co-directed by original lyricist and Tony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr.(Miss. Saigon, Big, Ain’t Misbehavin), along with Tony Nominee and Academy Award winning original composer David Shire (Big, Saturday Night Fever, Baby).
Dalton Harris comments, “I’m delighted to be part of this incredible revival alongside a wonderfully talented cast and production team. This is such a fun and captivating show and it’s a pleasure to be able to bring it to life for audiences to enjoy on BroadwayHD.”
Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire said, “We’re thrilled to be able to revive this project once again, with a fantastic West End cast at the helm! We’re excited to see what the talent will unlock in this brand-new adaptation and can’t wait for audiences around the world to witness the magic.”
Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media add, “We’re so excited to be working with this fantastic cast and crew for the first revival of this production since 2016. Although theatres may be re-opening, we still think there is a huge place for digital work allowing people across the world to access high quality entertainment.”
Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, co-founders of BroadwayHD, said,” ‘Closer Than Ever’ is an iconic production and we are looking forward to collaborating with Ginger Quiff Media and such a talented cast and crew to bring this exciting revival to viewers around the world. It’s a great way for everyone to enjoy the magic of the West End from the comfort of their living rooms.”