Leslie Kritzer will join the York Theatre Company’s off-Broadway production of Closer Than Ever beginning August 28. Kritzer replaces current star Julia Murney, who departs the musical on August 25 after a brief run.
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s Closer Than Ever tells the story of love, friendship, security and happiness, and how to hold on to those essentials in a world that pulls us in a hundred directions at once. The York Theatre Company production originally opened June 5, starring George Dvorsky, Sal Viviano, Christiane Noll and Jenn Colella. The production is currently scheduled to run through September 30. Closer Than Ever originally opened off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 1989.
Kritzer has appeared on Broadway in A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hairspray and Legally Blonde. Her other credits include First You Dream at the Kennedy Center, A Letter to Harvey Milk at the NYMF (for which she won the Best Individual Performance Award), Newsical, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Funny Girl. An acclaimed cabaret performer, her shows include Beautiful Disaster and Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches.