Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Hair The Musical Review Broadway ~ Kyle Kiabko Interview….
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement.
The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of “rock musical”, using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a “Be-In” finale.
Kyle Riabko is a singer, guitarist, composer and actor who was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Before starring on Broadway in both Spring Awakening and Hair, Kyle released a full-length album of original music on Columbia Records, and spent his teen years touring as an opening act for a wide range of artists, including: BB King, James Brown, John Mayer, Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, Jason Mraz, and others. He has also appeared as an actor in various film and television projects.
Kyle will soon be seen starring in “What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined” at The New York Theatre Workshop, which is also where the Tony-winning Broadway smashes Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Rent originated. “What’s It All About?” will be directed by the acclaimed choreographer Steven Hoggett (Once) and will feature Kyle’s arrangements of the music of Burt Bacharach.
Alex travelled to Broadway to speak to him……