It’s the delicious new musical that became the crème de la crème of Broadway, but Sara Bareilles has confirmed Waitress is looking to transfer to the West End....
Close to You extends to 14 Feb at the Criterion
The production originally transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory for a limited season from 3 October 2015 to 10 January 2016, and had an official opening on 15 October 2015.
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.