Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway Closes July 31

News   Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway Closes July 31
 
Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway, the musical celebration of the iconic British band that changed the look and sound of rock 'n' roll, ends its Broadway run July 31 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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

Rain began its Broadway engagement Oct. 19, 2010, at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it extended through Jan. 15, 2011. In order to allow for the new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can to begin performances at the Simon as scheduled last spring, Rain producers announced that the musical revue would move to the smaller Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning Feb. 8.

The revue extended its run from May 29 through Sept. 4, but producers announced July 21 that they would end the Broadway engagement early to head to South Africa to bring the music of the Beatles to Johannesburg. Rain played 8 previews and 300 regular performances.

Winner of the 2011 Drama Desk for Outstanding Revue, Rain currently stars its original creators 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).

In addition to members of the original Rain band, at certain performances the show also features the talents of Graham Alexander, Mark Beyer, Joe Bologna, Douglas Cox, Jim Irizarry, Alan LoBoeuf, David Leon, Mark Lewis, Jimmy Pou, Mac Ruffing, Andy Sarraf, Chris Smallwood and Tom Teeley. 

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." Rain is presented on Broadway by Annerin Productions, Magic Arts & Entertainment/Tix Productions and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located at 256 W. 47th Street.

 

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