Kyle Riabko will take a new look at the work of Broadway composer Richard Rodgers with his new album Richard Rodgers Reimagined, which will receive a physical and digital release by Ghostlight Records October 27. The album will tackle Rodgers' work with both of his major lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.
This release follows Riabko's international success with Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined, which premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in 2014 under the title What's It All About?
As he did with Bacharach's catalog, Riabko has created new arrangements, bringing his modern pop/rock sensibilities to the classic tunes of the Richard Rodgers songbook. In fact, Riabko found inspiration for this latest effort after seeing a letter of admiration that Rodgers wrote to Bacharach.
Riabko will perform selections from the new album with his band at Joe's Pub in New York on November 2, 3, and 4, and in Los Angeles at The Wallis on November 10 and 11. He will also reprise Bacharach Reimagined at Joe's Pub September 28 and 29.
The track listing for Richard Rodgers Reimagined is below:
1. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
2. Where or When
3. My Favorite Things
4. I Have Dreamed
5. The Lady is a Tramp
7. You'll Never Walk Alone
8. This Nearly Was Mine
9. My Funny Valentine
10. Some Enchanted Evening
11. If I Loved You
12. Blue Moon
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