I love the fact that my neighborhood Barnes & Noble has become the home of CD cast recordings releases for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. I have seen so many wonderful performances from shows I have seen (like Pippin and Scandalous) and shows I did not get a chance to see (like Giant and Hands on a Hardbody).
Last week, the cast of the off-Broadway revival of Maltby & Shire's Closer Than Ever came to sing four songs from the show. Show co-creator David Shire spoke to the enthusiastic crowd, and then co-stars Sal Viviano, Christiane Noll and George Dvorsky performed four songs from the show. (Cast member Jenn Colella was unable to attend.)
The first song was Doors, and the harmony of the voices was just lovely.
Next, they treated us to She Loves Me Not.
The gentlemen treated to us Fathers of Fathers.
They closed with the title song, Closer Than Ever.
It must have been a very romantic show because there were several couples there holding hands during the songs. The music sounded like this must have been a very traditional show, one that many enjoyed.