From Fela! to The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: Special Engagements

By Playbill Staff
26 Apr 2013

Show: The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream
Theatre: Richard Rodgers Theatre

Preview: April 15, 2013

Opening: April 16, 2013
Closing: May 5, 2013

Creators: Music and lyrics by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. Book by Steven Van Zandt.
Original Principal Cast: Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish.

Synopsis: Here's how the experience is billed: "A hybrid of a rock 'n' roll concert and a Broadway show, The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream marks the first time The Rascals, America's classic blue-eyed soul band, have played together since 1970. Original band members Felix Cavaliere (keyboard & vocals), Eddie Brigati (vocals), Dino Danelli (drums) and Gene Cornish (guitar) will present a complete concert performance including songs that captured the spirit of America in the 1960s — their smash hits 'Good Lovin',' 'Lonely Too Long,' 'It's a Beautiful Morning,' 'How Can I Be Sure' and 'Groovin'.' The production will also feature the history of the iconic group told through archival footage, narration, and dramatic film segments viewed on the latest LED screen technology."

Check out pictures from opening night of Once Upon a Dream.

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