Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway Recoups Investment

News   Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway Recoups Investment
The producers of Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway announced Dec. 27 that the production has recouped its initial investment of $2 million in seven weeks.

Due to demand, Rain has added three holiday performances: Dec. 28 at 2 PM, Dec. 31 at 2 PM and Jan. 1 at 2 PM.

The production, which opened on Oct. 26, 2010, at the Neil Simon Theatre, will play its final performance there Jan. 15, 2011, before reopening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th Street) on Feb. 8, 2011.

The show's national tour resumes performances in Pittsburgh at the Heinz Hall on Jan. 11, 2011.

Musicians Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, Steve Landes and Mark Beyer conjure the iconic British rock group the Beatles in Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway. The tribute show features Curatolo, Bithorn, Castelli, Landes and Beyer, who not only don a series of signature Beatles looks, but play the iconic British rock band's songs live, note-for-note. Audiences are treated to a series of Beatles costumes, replete with bell bottoms, mop tops and Nehru jackets.

Beatles songs 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 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.

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