Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined at the Criterion
It has been announced that Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined will transfer to the Criterion Theatre in the West End for a limited season from 3 October 2015 to 10 January 2016, with an official opening on 15 October 2015.
The production will transfer from a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it played under the title 'What's It All About?: Bacharach Reimagined', which ran from 3 July to 5 September 2015, with an official opening on 15 July at the Southwark venue.
Featuring music by Burt Bacharach in new arrangements by Kyle Riabko, the celebrated songbook is given a new interpretation in which the 27 –year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach’s classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation.
The production includes hit songs such as "Alfie", "Anyone Who Had a Heart", "I Say a Little Prayer", "Magic Moments", "The Look of Love", "Walk on By", "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "What's New Pussycat", "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself", "This Guy's in Love With You", "What the World Needs Now is Love" and, of course, "Close to You".
The production is directed by Steven Hoggett, with set design by Christine Jones and Brett Banakis, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, and sound design by Richard Brooker.
The original production premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop where it became the longest running show at the venue. It is produced in the West End by David Lane Seltzer for Entertainment 360.
Full casting and ticket information is yet to be announced.