REVIEW: Close To You, London Cast Recording ✭✭✭✭✭

Close To You Cast Album

Close To You is a stunning recording that takes me back to what for me was a very special night in the theatre. I daresay it will be played with frightening regularity here, and I hope that many of you will get a copy and have a listen to Kyle Riabko’s wonderous reimagining of one of the greatest songwriter’s of our time. Bravo!

Close To You – New Trailer Released

Close To You transfers to the Criterion Theatre

To celebrate its press night tonight Close To You – The Burt Bacharach Musical have released this great new trailer. Performed by a young, multi-talented cast led by the visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations of Bacharach’s classics. Blending nostalgia and innovation, generations old and new can now revel in all the hits as if … Read more

INTERVIEW: Kyle Riabko on Close To You

Close To You transfers to the Criterion Theatre

Kyle Riabko spent his teen years touring as a support act for artists like BB King, James Brown and Jason Mraz before appearing on Broadway in shows like Hair and Spring Awakening. Kyle is the musical visionary and lead performer behind Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined, a new production that features fresh, yet faithful re-interpretations of classic Bacharach songs. Douglas Mayo spoke to Kyle … Read more

Close To You – New Trailer Released

Close To You transfers to the Criterion Theatre

A great new trailer has been released for Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined ahead of it’s West End Transfer to the Crierion Theatre. Performed by a young, multi-talented cast led by the visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations of Bacharach’s classics. Blending nostalgia and innovation, generations old and new can now revel in all … Read more

Close To You Bacharach Reimagined Transfers To West End

Close To You transfers to the Criterion Theatre

Following a critically acclaimed season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Close To You Bacharach Reimagined, a new musical featuring Burt Bacharach’s songbook will transfer to the Criterion Theatre from 3rd October 2015. Book tickets to Closer To You Performed by a young, multi-talented cast led by the visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations of Bacharach’s … Read more

REVIEW: What’s It All About?, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭

Bacharach Reimagined at the Menier Chocolate Factory

There are shreds and patches of key songs, which, like Wagnerian leitmotifs, bind the whole experience, make it less a concert and more a pop/rock/r&b opera. “What’s it all about, Alfie?” is a key theme, appearing constantly throughout and, in a simple way, it provides the intellectual underpinning to the experience. Riabko and Selzer ask what Bacharach’s music is all about and shows you their answer. Emotionally complex, beguilingly catchy, intensely human, and tuneful in an all pervading kind of way.

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