Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined has extended its West End booking period at the Criterion Theatre until Valentine’s Day 14th February 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now.
The show transferred to the West End in October following its acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. 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.
Sally Greene, Chief Executive of the Criterion Theatre, said: "I couldn’t be more thrilled that we have been able to agree an extension of five weeks with the wonderful company of Close To You. It has been a pleasure to welcome such a warm-hearted and joyous show, and even better that they have broken all box office records!"
Bacharach said: "Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined' is a beautiful Valentine to me, and it's also a Valentine to the audiences who are fortunate enough to experience it. I'm thrilled to hear that its West End run is being extended due to popular demand until Valentine's Day which also seems very fitting since most of my songs are love songs.
"I am in awe of what Kyle Riabko has done with my music, and I'm truly in love with this extraordinary show. It's very gratifying to know that London audiences have embraced Close To You and my music in the way that they have and that they'll have the next few months to see the show if they haven't already, or to see it again before it ends its glorious run at The Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus on the 14th of February."
Kyle Riabko (pictured), who co-created the show with David Lane Seltzer, leads the cast. Direction is by Steven Hoggett. The cast includes: Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris and James Williams.
Photo Credit: Craig Sugden