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New Beatles Concert RAIN Coming to Broadway This Fall

ACCLAIMED BEATLES CONCERT TO
DEBUT ON BROADWAY THIS FALL

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – 11 WEEKS ONLY!

OFFICIAL OPENING - OCTOBER 26, 2010
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 19, 2010

AT BROADWAY’S NEIL SIMON THEATRE

 TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC JUNE 19

EXCLUSIVE PRESALE PERIOD FOR
AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARDMEMBERS BEGINS JUNE 9

RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway will play a limited 11-week engagement this fall at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).  Previews begin Tuesday, October 19 with the official opening scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 PM.  The engagement will run through Sunday, January 2, 2011.  Exclusive presale period for American Express® cardmembers begins June 9. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 19.

As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Denver Post), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. From the early days of their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 through Sgt. Pepper and on to the Abbey Road

years, RAIN performs it all.  The multi-media concert recaptures the era through all phases of The Beatles astounding musical career including Shea Stadium, the psychedelic late 60s and The Beatles

long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. A fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.

While the music of The Beatles has touched millions of people around the world for the past 45 years, the Fab Four were experienced live in concert by very few.  Their final concert tour was in 1966 long before the release of many of their classic albums such as “Sgt. Pepper,” “The White Album” and “Abbey Road.”  Today, all the songs from that time are now performed live by RAIN.  As the Chicago Tribune cheered “The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!”

In a show the Los Angeles Times calls “a two-hour homage to pop music’s most brilliant gem!” RAIN

performs such beloved songs as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Yesterday,” “Twist and Shout,” With A Little Help From My friends,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Strawberry Fields,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,”  “Hey Jude,” “When I’m 64,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Revolution,” “Come Together” and much more from their repertoire of over 200 Beatlemaniac favorites.

For the creators of RAIN – the original band - Joey Curatolo (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), Joe Bithorn (vocals, lead guitar, guitar synthesizer), Ralph Castelli (vocals, drums, percussion), Steve Landes (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica) -- all of whom performed in the hit Broadway and touring productions of Beatlemania -- and Mark Lewis (RAIN’s co-founding member, keyboards, percussion),  the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, RAIN has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance.  All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences. RAIN approaches The Beatles music with the same respect a classical musician treats Mozart. They worked hard for many years, studying each song, each note, movement and nuance…both vocally and musically.

Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAINare not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right. In addition to members of the original RAIN band, at certain performances the concert will also feature the talents of Graham Alexander, Mark Beyer, Joe Bologna, Doug Cox, Jim Irizarry, David Leon, Jimmy Pou, Mac Ruffing and Tom Teeley.

RAIN is presented on Broadway by Annerin Productions, Magic Arts & Entertainment/Tix Productions and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

RAIN begins previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 19 with the official opening on October 26. The performance schedule will be Monday at 8PM; Tuesday at 7PM; No shows on Wednesdays; Thursday through Saturday at 8PM with a matinee Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3PM and 7PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 19 and range from $25 to $120 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 877-250-2929 or by visiting the Neil Simon Theatre box office. Exclusive presale period for American Express® cardmembers begins June 9.

For more information visit www.raintribute.com

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