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Dance A Little Closer
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00PM
The Green Room 42
570 Tenth Ave
4th Floor inside YOTEL
42nd Street & Tenth Avenue
No Food or Beverage Minimum -- Full Food & Beverage Service
It is New Year's Eve at The Alpine Barclay Palace Hotel and the guests have found themselves on the brink of a nuclear armageddon. And thus begins Alan Jay Lerner and Charles Strouse's short-lived musical Dance A Little Closer, inspired by Robert E. Sherwood's Idiot's Delight.
Featuring an outstanding score by the composer of Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Rags and more, Dance A Little Closer struggled to find its footwork and closed on its opening night after twenty-five previews and one performance. Musical theater lovers, however, have never forgotten Strouse's remarkable score and Lerner's clever lyrics. Now, just in time for the musical's 35th anniversary, The Alpine Barclay Palace Hotel and its guests will return to the New York Stage for one night only. In this abridged version highlighting the show's sweeping score, audiences will have the rare opportunity to turn back the clocks and relive this little-known musical.
The starry, one-night-only concert will star Drama Desk Award-winner Ed Dixon (Georgie, Sunday In The Park With George, Les Miserables and more) in the role originated by his lifelong friend and colleague George Rose. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
The evening is presented by the team behind the popular Second Act Series, Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan, who brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, 70, Girls, 70, Nick & Nora, Shelter starring Jon Cryer, Charlotte Sweet, Bring Back Birdie, Henry, Sweet Henry, and Eating Raoul back to New York's cabaret stages. The evening features Musical Direction by Horan and Direction by McCasland.