Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2010

    "Consider it enhanced karaoke"
    Charles Isherwood for New York Times

    "Sorta cheesy production."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "As good as you want it to be. It hits all the right notes, but an imitation is still an imitation."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "A grinning, puppy-doggish show with all the charm of a sculpture grouping at Mme. Tussauds. "
    Jeremy Gerard for Bloomberg

    "If you're an undiscerning Beatles fan, "Rain" will feel like a welcome shower of nostalgia. If you require more than retreads of classics and video images, walk on by."
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "Have you ever been asked to give a 30-minute speech when you have only three minutes of material? Looking at all the white space I should fill with my review of 'Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway,' I had a similar helpless feeling."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "May not be theatre but it sure is entertaining."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Rather than thinking of "Rain" as a jukebox musical regarding The Beatles, the actual show is more like a highly animated version of a Madame Tussaud's installation — sort of a "Fab Faux."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Although purists might sneer at this concert/theatrical experience, there's no denying that, as cover bands go, this is one of the best."
    Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

    "There is little of the excitement or danger of the original foursome, or much electricity, either." & "Provides .. the nostalgic parade of the songs that made the band famous, packaged in a streamlined concert that will not disappoint the faithful."
    Steven Suskin for Variety

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