Created and performed by Australian actor/musician John R. Waters and singer/pianist Stewart D'Arrietta, the 20-week limited engagement will begin Oct. 3 prior to an official Off-Broadway opening Oct. 15.
Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, press notes state, "reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs." Attendees can expect to hear such tunes as "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," "Come Together," "Help," "Working Class Hero," "Mother" and "Jealous Guy," among others.
"Rather than impersonate, I want to evoke Lennon's honesty, bitter-sweet humor, self criticism and disdain for pomposity," said Waters in a statement. "Having performed this piece in cities around the world for the last two decades, I am thrilled to make my New York debut with this show."
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion was first performed on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney in 1992. It has since played The Sydney Opera House as well as a three-month engagement in London's West End.
Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. The Union Square Theater is located at 100 East 17th Street. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com, (800) 982-2787. Visit www.LennonOnStage.com for additional information.