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Wednesday, 08 December 2010 13:48

RAIN A Tribute to the Beatles Extended Through January 15

BY POPULAR DEMAND

RAIN   

   THE ACCLAIMED BEATLES CONCERT

 

EXTENDS ENGAGEMENT THRU JANUARY 15, 2011
AT BROADWAY’S NEIL SIMON THEATRE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW THRU JANUARY 15 ONLY

AND

WILL MOVE TO THE BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE AND RE-OPEN FEBRUARY 8, 2011

 

By popular demand, RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway has been extended again now through Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), AND the acclaimed Beatles concert will also move to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) where performances will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.  Ticket information will be announced soon.

What began as a limited 12-week engagement for RAIN at the Neil Simon has now turned into a bonafide success on Broadway.  The response and demand for the show has been overwhelming. The producers of RAIN were confident the show would be successful, but did not expect to be extending and moving to a new theatre.  Nor did they expect to become one of the top family shows on Broadway.

“We knew that people who grew up with the music of The Beatles would love our show,” said RAIN producers Lee Marshall and Jeff Parry. “But to hear from parents and grandparents who are able to share this fantastic experience with their younger family members is extraordinary.  We hope to see the Brooks Atkinson Theatre filled with families for months to come.”

As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), 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. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

 “A twist and shout extravaganza!” – Fox 5 News

“The Beatles Are Back!” – Variety

“A classic rock trip!  RAIN hits all the right notes!” – New York Post

“You can close your eyes and swear you were hearing the real deal!  The exact Beatles sound – note for note, nuance for nuance.”  -NY1 News

“The audience loved it!” – The NY Observer

“A nonstop nostalgia trip!” – NY Daily News

“Rain is as close to seeing The Beatles as you’re ever going to come. What price is too high to relive these sorts of memories?  How well do these guys approximate the music that is burned into our brains?  Pretty expertly! They replicate the music with uncanny accuracy, providing vocal harmonies and instrumentation impressive by any standards.”                                                                                                                    – Hollywood Reporter

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

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) and Steve Landes (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica), 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. 

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, Douglas Cox, Jim Irizarry, David Leon, Jimmy Pou, Mac Ruffing, Chris Smallwood and Tom Teeley

RAIN is presented on Broadway by Annerin Productions, Magic Arts & Entertainment/Tix Productions and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.  RAIN began previews on October 19 and officially opened on October 26.

RAIN PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Christmas Week:

Monday 12/20 8pm; Tuesday 12/21 7pm; Wednesday 12/22 2pm; Wednesday 12/22 8pm; Thursday 12/23 8pm; Friday 12/24 NO SHOW;  Sat 12/25 8pm; Sunday 12/26 3pm; Sunday 12/26 7pm

New Year's Week:

Monday 12/27 2pm;  Monday 12/27 8pm; Tuesday, 12/28 2pm; Tuesday 12/28 7pm; Wednesday 12/29 2pm; Wednesday 12/29 8pm; Thursday 12/30 8pm; Friday 12/31 2pm; Saturday 1/1 2pm; Saturday 1/1 8pm; Sunday 1/2 3pm

Monday 1/3  8pm; Tuesday 1/4 7pm; Wednesday 1/5 NO SHOW; Thursday 1/6 8pm; Friday 1/7 8pm; Saturday 1/8 2pm; Saturday 1/8 8pm; Sunday 1/9 3pm; Sunday 1/9 7pm;

NEW SCHEDULE FOR EXTENSION WEEK JANUARY 10-15 -  Monday 1/10 7pm; Tuesday 1/11 7pm; Wednesday 1/12 2pm; Wednesday 1/12 8pm; Thursday 1/13 8pm; Friday 1/14 8pm; Saturday 1/15 2pm; Saturday 1/15 8pm.

Tickets range from $25 to $120 and are available online, by calling 877-250-2929 or by visiting the Neil Simon Theatre box office.

For more information visit www.raintribute.com

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