A digital revival of Closer Than Ever will stream online this autumn.
The musical revue by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will stream in September on BroadwayHD, co-produced by Ginger Quiff Media.
The cast will feature Kerry Ellis (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Dalton Harris (The X Factor), Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) and Grace Mouat (Six, &Juliet).
Direction and choreography comes from Stacey Haynes with co-direction by Tony Award-winning original lyricist Richard Malty Jr.
Completing the creative team are musical director Nick Barstow, production designer Andrew Exeter, costume designer Natalie Alverez and assistant director Matt Byham.
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.
Maltby and 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.”
Dalton Harris added: “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.”
Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media enthused: “We’re excited to take the next step in our relationship with BroadwayHD to create an original production with this fantastic cast and crew.
“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.”
You can sign up for BroadwayHD online here with a seven-day trial available.