The musical concert Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway will play its last performance on September 4, ending its one-year-long show of an extended Beatles concert.
Opening at the Neil Simon Theatre in October, 2010, the show was originally intended as a 13-week stand. Recouping its $2 million investment in seven weeks, the cover band extended and moved into the smaller Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th St) in February. The press representatives announced Monday that the show will close in September, and by that time the show will have played 8 previews and 341 regular performances.
Rain performs reproductions of beloved songs as I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day's Night, Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby and Strawberry Fields, among many others, including songs that the Beatles recorded in the studio but never performed before an audience.
Producer Jeff Parry said, When we originally opened Rain at the Neil Simon we were thrilled for the chance to share this successful touring show with the Broadway community. The opportunity to move theatres and continue playing for an additional seven months at the Brooks Atkinson has exceeded our wildest expectations. It's been an incredible journey and we look forward to continuing the North American tour of Rain as well as launching international engagements in Singapore and Johannesburg this summer, according to New York Theatre Guide.
According to Broadway World, tickets for RAIN range from $25 - $120 (including a $2 facility fee) and can be purchased by visiting the Brooks Atkinson box office (256 W 47th St), online at www.Ticketmaster.com, or calling 877-250-2929.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM with a 2pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday
Sunday at 3PM.
Rain will embark on a national tour through 2012. For the full tour schedule and ticket information, please visit www.RainTribute.com.