A scene from Rain
(© Joan Marcus)
A scene from Rain
(© Joan Marcus)
RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway, currently at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will now play its final performance on July 31, rather than the previously announced September 4. As of that time, it will have played eight previews and 300 regular performances at both the Brooks Atkinson and the Neil Simon Theatre, where it first opened on October 26, 2010.

RAIN offers a full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including songs that the group recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. The concert aims to recapture The Beatles in all of the phases, including their historic concert at Shea Stadium, their work in the late 60s, and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. The multimedia production offers a fusion of historical footage and live camera-work.

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). At certain performances the show will also feature 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, John Korba, Chris Smallwood and Tom Teeley.

The national tour of RAIN is currently playing across the USA through Spring 2012. Later this summer, the company is also planning to bring the production to South Africa, where members of the Broadway cast will play in Johannesburg, which is the express reason given for the new closing date of the Broadway production.

For TheaterMania's review of RAIN, click here.

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