When it closes, the production will have played 8 previews and 300 regular performances. The company is scheduled to head to South Africa to bring the music of the Beatles to Johannesburg.
After opening Oct. 26, 2010, at the Neil Simon theatre for a 13-week limited engagement, the show re-opened by popular demand at the Brooks Atkinson theatre Feb. 8, 2011.
“As plans for the Johannesburg engagement of Rain progressed, it became clear that we needed our Broadway cast sooner than we expected, hence the adjustment to our final performance date on Broadway,” producer Jeff Parry said in a statement. “We look forward to these final weeks at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and to the continued success of Rain on the road and across the globe. What started out as a little tribute band 30 years ago in Los Angeles, paying homage to the greatest band in the world, has now become a worldwide phenomenon.”
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.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Brooks Atkinson box office (256 W. 47th St), online at www.Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (877) 250-2929.
For more information visit www.RainTribute.com.