"Come Together": Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles Opens on Broadway

News   "Come Together": Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles Opens on Broadway
 
Musicians Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, Steve Landes and Mark Beyer conjure the iconic British rock group the Beatles in Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway, which opens Oct. 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Rain stars Joe Bithorn and Steve Landes
Rain stars Joe Bithorn and Steve Landes Photo by Joan Marcus

The popular touring production's extended 12-week Broadway engagement began Oct. 19 and will run through Jan. 9, 2011.

The tribute show features Curatolo, Bithorn, Castelli, Landes and Beyer, who not only don a series of signature Beatles looks, but play the iconic British rock band's songs live, note-for-note. Audiences are treated to a series of Beatles costumes, replete with bell bottoms, mop tops and Nehru jackets.

Beatles songs featured in the concert event include "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" and "Come Together."

According to producers, "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."

Certain performances of Rain will also feature Graham Alexander, 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.

For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com. The Neil Simon Theatre is located at 250 West 52nd Street.

Joey Curatolo, Ralph Castelli, Joe Bithorn and Steve Landes
Joey Curatolo, Ralph Castelli, Joe Bithorn and Steve Landes Photo by Joan Marcus
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