RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
October 26, 2010
Closing:
July 31, 2011

Theater: Neil Simon Theatre / 250 West 52nd Street, New York, NY,

Synopsis: 

As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Denver Post), Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. 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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

    Charles Isherwood

    October 26, 2010: Another boomer theme park ride has been installed on Broadway, conveniently just opposite the peppy musical about those crooners from New Jersey. “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway,” a tricked-up cover band concert that opened on Tuesday night at the Neil Simon Theater, gives audiences a chance to sing along, twist and shout, and generally make like swooning teenyboppers from the 1960s as the hits roll by and the endorphins kick in.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

    October 26, 2010: First came the original band, then a decade later the Broadway re-creation "Beatlemania" and now aging baby boomers can relive their nostalgic memories with "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway."

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

    October 26, 2010: For anyone who has spent the past decade lamenting the rise of jukebox musicals, Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway (* * ½ out of four) is either a new low point or a refreshingly honest enterprise.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

    October 26, 2010: "Beatlemania," which began performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1977, never officially opened. Critics eventually started attending and filed reviews of the combination rock concert/multimedia documentary featuring a quartet of Beatles look- and sound-alikes.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

    October 26, 2010: Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, and Steve Landes in Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway (© Cylla von Tiedemann) The music of the Beatles is brought to life in the genial concert, Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway, now at the Neil Simon Theatre. The show is exactly what its title implies, and features a group of look-alike and sound-alike musicians performing some of the world-famous foursome's best known songs.

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