Photos and Video: Meet the Cast of Broadway's LET IT BE!
The Fab Four hit Broadway this summer in Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, Let It Be uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You" and "Drive My Car," "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Come Together" and, of course, "Let It Be."
LET IT BE began previews Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broadway's St. James Theatre and opened on Wednesday night, July 24th. The show will play a limited engagement through December 29, 2013. Meet the cast below!
Graham is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, who spends his time writing and performing nationally with his band Graham Alexander & Co. In 2010, he made his Broadway debut in Rain. Shortly after, he released his LP of original rock and power-pop compositions to worldwide acclaim, with its single "Biggest Fan" peaking at #six on Spotify's "Top Tracks Picked by Users Playlist" in 2011. Like:www.facebook.com/Grahamalexandermusic
John Brosnan (Musician)
John is a London based musician and songwriter trained in classical piano performance and theory. Experience includes the orchestra pit for musical theatre, session work and various band projects - twice achieving chart success, including a USA Billboard Top 100 hit. Most recently he has been performing around the globe with many of the world's leading symphony orchestras as well as producing/composing for short films and performing Let It Be on London's West End.
Ryan Coath (Musician)
Ryan trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College, London. Theatre includes Dirk and Reg, Bubbles(Watermill Theatre), Malcolm in Macbeth (Southwark Playhouse), Closer for Barefoot Theatre (Rose Theatre), David in Sombrero Fallout (Oval House Theatre). Television includes Stephen Giles, "The Bill" (Talkback Thames) as well as various commercials in the UK and overseas. A Beatles fan since the age of 14, Ryan is honored to be a part of Let It Be.
JT Curtis (Musician)
JT was born on John Lennon's birthday. The Beatles are his passion and he has performed with several Beatles tribute acts from Los Angeles to New York. JT's album,From the Beginning, was nominated Best Independent CD by South Bay Music Awards. He is currently finishing a new album of original music. He has written and produced music for CBS, ABC, Fox, the Super Bowl and for the NCAA's March Madness. www.jtcurtismusic.com
James Fox (Musician)
James represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 (more than 300 million viewers), has had two top-20 UK singles and co-written with Sir Tim Rice. He played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar; the Piano Man in the Billy Joel musical, Movin' Out, on Broadway and London's West End; the American inChess. Fox received the Civilian Service Medal in recognition of more than a decade of entertaining British forces in Afghanistan and worldwide. He is honored to be part of Let It Be in London and to be back on Broadway! www.officialjamesfox.com
Reuven Gershon (Musician)
Reuven has regularly played John Lennon on stage and screen. Most recently: Let It Be in London's West End,Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (feature film), "Lennon at 70" for the BBC and The Bootleg Beatles. Musicals: Buddy Holly in Buddy (West End), Rock 'n' Roll Heaven(UK tour), Can't Smile Without You (UK tour), Over the Rainbow - The Eva Cassidy Story (UK tour), Four Steps toHeaven (West End/UK tour), Heartbeat (UK tour). Theatre: Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Robin Hood, Cry Blue Murder, Bob the Builder, Noises Off.
Chris McBurney (Musician)
Chris comes directly to Broadway after touring with Rain.Originally from Madison, WI, and now living in NYC, he's had the opportunity to tour as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist all over North America, Europe and Japan with numerous acts, while continuing to gig and record in New York. He also earned his MFA from A.C.T and has acted in productions Off- Broadway and in several regional theatres across the country, including the Guthrie, Cleveland Play House and American Conservatory Theater.
Luke Roberts (Musician)
Luke has performed with international pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor and supported Bryan Ferry on his UK tour. This has resulted in TV appearances, BBC Radio airplay and playing at prestigious events. Luke has also composed music for commercials including Christian Louboutin, Mandarin Oriental and Standard Chartered. Beginning in 2013 Luke has performed in the West End production of Let It Be and is now fulfilling a life-time ambition to play on Broadway.www.lukerobertsthedrummer.com
Ryan Alex Farmery (Musician)
Ryan is a freelance keys player and guitarist in London, enjoying both live and studio work. West End credits include Thriller Live (MD, keys, guitar), Let It Be (keys),Jersey Boys (guitar) and Priscilla (keys). Ryan has worked with Five Star and Ronan Keating and supported the Jacksons on tour. He is thrilled to be playing on Broadway!
John Korba (Musician)
John is thrilled to join the Broadway production of Let It Be. He was the associate conductor of the Broadway show Rent for four years and held the same position in the Broadway productions of The Civil War and The Rocky Horror Show. He has performed and recorded with Hall and Oates, Carly Simon, Todd Rundgren, Phoebe Snow, John Waite and numerous other artists.
Daniel A. Weiss (Musician)
Broadway: Motown, Godspell, Rain, Rent (associate cond.), Hair (assistant cond.), Taboo (associate cond.),Brooklyn (associate cond.), Hairspray, Lennon, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia! Tour: Joan Osborne, Valerie Carter, Jeffrey Gaines, Anthony Rapp. Composer/arranger: Without You, Dedalus Lounge, Happily After Tonight,