Posts Tagged ‘Richard Maltby Jr.’

CLOSER THAN EVER

Over two dozen simply gorgeous songs by Maltby and Shire, four sensational triple-threat performances, and inspired direction by Todd Nielsen add up to yet another triumph for Long Beach’s International City Theatre in their fabulous season-opening revival of the off-Broadway classic Closer Than Ever.
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WATERFALL

Lovers don’t get any more star-crossed than Noppon and Katherine, the star-crossed lovers of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s uber-romantic musical tearjerker Waterfall, now getting a gorgeously staged, gorgeously performed World Premiere production at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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CLOSER THAN EVER

Four of the most gloriously-voiced actor-singers in town, clever musical staging by the Ovation-winning Janet Miller, over two-dozen of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s most melodious and insightfully worded songs, and a superbly played 9.5-foot-long concert grand add up to a thoroughly captivating Closer Than Ever at Burbank’s Hollywood Piano. Lighting may be rudimentary, the set may consist simply of a red velvet curtain, four stools, and said piano, and the folding-chair seating as back-challengingly uncomfy as it gets, but oh the performances! Oh the songs!
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