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Monday, 27 December 2010 15:13

RAIN a Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway Has Recouped

RAIN

A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway

RECOUPS INITIAL INVESTMENT

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES ADDED DUE TO
OVERWHELMING DEMAND

PLAYS FINAL PERFORMANCE AT THE NEIL SIMON THEATRE JANUARY 15, 2010 AND REOPENS AT THE

BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE FEBRUARY 8, 2011


(New York, NY - December 27) The producers of RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway announced today that it has recouped its initial investment of $2million in seven weeks.  Additionally, due to overwhelming demand RAIN has added three special holiday performances on Tuesday, December 28th at 2pm, Friday, December 31st at 2pm and Saturday, January 1st at 2pm.  RAIN, which opened on October 26, 2010 at the Neil Simon Theatre will play its final performance there on January 15, 2010 before reopening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th Street) on February 8, 2011.

The US national tour of RAIN resumes performances in Pittsburgh at the Heinz Hall on January 11, 2011.  For full tour schedule and ticket information for the tour and the Broadway production please visit www.RainTribute.com.  

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, 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 that The Beatles never got the chance to play live, this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!


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), all of whom performed in touring productions of the Broadway production of Beatlemania, 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. 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.

Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are 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

The New York Times thinks “The audience is enraptured. They get a chance to sing along, twist and shout, and generally make like swooning teenyboppers from the 1960s as the hits roll by and the endorphins kick in.”  While the New York Post says “RAIN hit’s all the right notes!”  USA Today calls RAIN “A trip down memory lane!” and a “Quick fix of nostalgic cheer!” chimes Entertainment Weekly. RAIN is “guaranteed to raise a smile!” states the Star-Ledger, and TimeoutNY Kids agrees that “As John Lennon would say, it’s a great way for kids and adults to come together!”

Tickets for RAIN range from $25 - $120 (including a $1.50 facility fee) and can be purchased by visiting the Neil Simon box office (250 W. 52nd St), online. The performance schedule is as follows: Monday at 8PM; Tuesday at 7PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8PM with a matinee Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3PM and 7PM.  

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

www.RainTribute.com