"Eight Days a Week": Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles Rocks Broadway Oct. 19

News   "Eight Days a Week": Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles Rocks Broadway Oct. 19
 
Forty-seven years after the hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand" debuted in the U.S., the Beatles are still a hot ticket. Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway, replete with bell bottoms, mop tops and Nehru jackets, begins previews Oct. 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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

The tribute show, known for its extensive tour throughout the U.S., boasts musicians Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, Steve Landes and Mark Beyer, who not only don a series of signature Beatles looks, but play the iconic British rock band's songs live, note-for-note.

Rain will officially open Oct. 26 and play an extended run at the Neil Simon through Jan. 9, 2011. The Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can will follow Rain into the theatre in March 2011.

Beatles songs are 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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