Thursday, April 16

Casting Announced for What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined at Menier

Updated 16th June: Kyle Riabko (Hair on Broadway) will star opposite  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 They 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.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett, the show features tunes recorded by some of the music industry’s best known artists and features everything from Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and I Say A Little Prayer to Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat? And I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.

View trailer here

Burt Bacharach’s  songbook is given a new interpretation with Kyle Riabko’s  original musical arrangement. This 90 minute show will be  directed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett and  is a  non-stop musical journey which Riabko leads a group of six young performers through Bacharach’s classic melodies including  "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", "Alfie", "I Say a Little Prayer", "Close to You", "The Look of Love" and "Magic Moments".

This production, conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer, previously played to critical acclaim at New York Theatre Workshop, where it became the venue’s longest-running show.

After being introduced to Bacharach at a Los Angeles recording studio, Riabko created a series of demos, reinterpreting the composer’s classic songs.  Over the ensuing months, he took the demos to Bacharach who gave his blessing to What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. After seeing the show, Bacharach said it felt as though he had received “a love letter” and commented: “Kyle has done something truly unique with my music.”

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