Direct from London's West End and Broadway -
The International Smash Hit Let It Be – A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles Kicks off the Ogunquit Playhouse 2016 Season.
For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2016
The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 84th season with the international smash hit direct from London's West End and Broadway, Let It Be – A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles, rocking the stage from May 18 to June 11. This exciting tribute show follows the Fab Four’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. Let It Be is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits including “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You” and “Drive My Car,” as well as global mega-hits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,” and, of course, “Let It Be.” This entertaining show has been seen by over two million people worldwide and touted by the New York Times as “Outstanding! By far the best Beatles show yet!”
The cast of Let It Be includes Michael Gagliano, who has is spent the last 15 years perfecting his performances of the Beatle’s music on some of the world’s biggest stages from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, as well as on television all over the world; Neil Candelora, who as a six year old he saw a recording of The Beatles performing on The Ed Sullivan Show and decided to learn to play guitar left handed; JT Curtis, who made his Broadway debut in Let It Be and has performed with several Beatles tribute acts from Los Angeles to New York; Chris McBurney, who also reprises his role from the Broadway production of Let It Be and has toured as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist all over North America, Europe and Japan with numerous acts, while continuing to perform and record in New York.
The Music Director for Let It Be is Daniel A. Weiss, a New York City based musician who was most recently seen music directing and arranging for a sold out performance of West End Recast in London, a concert featuring many of the West End's finest singers. Mr. Weiss was the assistant musical director and associate conductor for the original Broadway company of Rent. He has a multitude of Broadway credits for both conducting and/or performing, including Let It Be, Motown the Musical, Godspell, Hair, Taboo, Hairspray and Brooklyn.
Mark your calendars now and get ready to see every show this year. Season tickets are on sale now and are the best way to guarantee the best seats for the lowest price, starting at only $215 for a five-show or $129 for a three-show Super Saver package. Individual tickets are on sale and prices start at $47 each. To learn more about becoming a Playhouse member, or to purchase tickets and gift cards, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511.
1. Neil Candelora, JT Curtis, Michael Gagliano, Chris McBurney / photo by Julia Russell
2. Neil Candelora, JT Curtis, Michael Gagliano, Chris McBurney / photo by Julia Russell
3. Neil Candelora, JT Curtis, Michael Gagliano, Chris McBurney / photo by Julia Russell
4. Michael Gagliano, Chris McBurney / photo by Julia Russell
About the Ogunquit Playhouse:
The Ogunquit Playhouse, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization listed on the National Historic Register, is located on Route One in Ogunquit, Maine and produces the finest Broadway musicals each season with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from May 18 to November 6. Follow the Ogunquit Playhouse on Twitter (@OgunquitPH) and on Facebook (facebook.com/OgunquitPlayhouse) for behind-the-scenes info, photos and fun throughout the season. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season visit OgunquitPlayhouse.org.
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