November 23, 2015

It has been revealed that the West End cast of Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined are in the studio recording a cast album. 

 

Following its UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Close To You transferred to the Criterion Theatre in October where it is currently booking until Valentine’s Day on 14th February 2016. Featuring new arrangements of Burt Bacharach’s songbook, Close To You broke box office records at the Criterion with the biggest advance in the venue’s history.

 

Kyle Riabko, who co-created the show with David Lane Seltzer, leads the cast. Direction is bySteven Hoggett. The cast also includes: Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris and James Williams.

October 16, 2015

Accompanying themselves on all sorts of instruments throughout the show, the cast are ridiculously talented. Riabko leads the company terrifically; his stage presence is strong and he his cleverly placed vocal gymnastics sound so effortless. When Anastacia McCleskey sings for her life time stands still - she is phenomenal.

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.

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