July 16, 2015

Each performer is as talented as the other, and while they all have a principal instrument, they’re equally happy to pluck down a ukulele or guitar from the walls, or dig out some percussion from behind the sofas. Riabko, an accomplished guitarist, has a great voice, with a beautiful clear tone, and is comfortable across various styles; it’s McCleskey and Paris, though, who deliver the stand-out vocals of the evening.

July 16, 2015

Very rarely does a piece of theatre as special as What's It All About? Bacharach Reimaginedcome along. Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer's show presents Burt Bacharach's back catalogue in an entirely new way, highlighting and bringing together recurring themes surrounding love and the true meaning of life.

 

Special mentions must also go to Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeonand Renato Paris whose voices I could listen to for ever more.

July 7, 2015

With her incredible voice and cast iron lungs, Anastacia McCleskey has become one of Broadway’s regular starlets. Having starred in smash hits such as Hair and The Book of Mormon, the actress has crossed the Atlantic to wow UK audiences with her soulful tones. McCleskey will be starring in the innovative new piece, ‘What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined’, which she describes as ‘A younger take on Burt Bacharach’s music.’

July 2, 2015

What's It All About starring Anastacia McCleskey, Renato Paris, and Kyle Riabko is featured on a list of 31 shows that should be on the radar of any London theatre goer!

July 1, 2015

Anastacia McClesky is an emerging theatrical talent, with credits which already include some major productions to date. TBB was lucky enough to grab a quarter hour with her during rehearsals for the London premiere production of What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined – an energetic stage show designed to give us a re-interpreted taste of The Man’s music, which had a successful run off Broadway in 2013…

June 15, 2015

Kyle Riabko will star opposite fellow original cast members Daniel Bailen and James Williams in the forthcoming UK premiere of New York hit What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The trio will be joined by newcomers Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephenie McKeon and Renato Paris for the musical’s run at the London Bridge venue from 3 July to 5 September.

 

First staged at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2013, What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined will take audiences on a 90-minute non-stop musical journey combining nostalgia and innovation with more than 30 of the American singer and composer’s greatest hits.

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