Anika Larsen will join the cast of the York Theatre Company's Closer Than Ever on August 28. Larsen takes over for Leslie Kritzer, who had been previously announced to begin performances on that date. Kritzer is no longer able to join the production due to scheduling conflicts.
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.
Larsen has appeared on Broadway in Xanadu, All Shook Up, Avenue Q and Rent. Her off-Broadway credits include Zanna, Don't!, Miracle Brothers and How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes. She has also performed in her self-penned musical Shafrika, The White Girl.