THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM Brings in $1M in Ticket Sales
Producers Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt, Marc Brickman, Larry Magid and Base Entertainment have announced that within the first three weeks of public on-sale, The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream has sold over $1 million in tickets.
"This incredible response is a true testament to the power of The Rascals and their music," said producer Steven Van Zandt. "The public appetite for this unprecedented reunion of one of rock's most iconic bands is extraordinary, and we still have a month to go before performances begin at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on April 15!"
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM, which will premiere on Broadway this spring for 15 performances only, is directed by Steven Van Zandt and Marc Brickman. With music by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream has stage, video and lighting design by Brickman and has music production and is written by legendary guitarist Van Zandt. Performances begin Monday, April 15th at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street), and will play through Sunday, May 5th. Opening night is set for Tuesday, April 16th.
A hybrid of a rock 'n' roll concert and a Broadway show, The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream marks the first time The Rascals, America's classic blue-eyed soul band, have played together since 1970. Original band members Felix Cavaliere (keyboard & vocals), Eddie Brigati (vocals), Dino Danelli (drums) and Gene Cornish (guitar) will present a complete concert performance including songs that captured the spirit of America in the 1960's, such as their smash hits "Good Lovin'," "Lonely Too Long," "It's a Beautiful Morning," "How Can I Be Sure" and "Groovin'." The production will also feature the history of the iconic group told through archival footage, narration, and dramatic film segments viewed on the latest LED screen technology.
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM made its debut at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Originally scheduled to play three performances in December 2012, an additional three shows had to be added to accommodate the demand for this unique concert experience. The production was named one of the Top 5 Concerts of the year by the Huffington Post. The New York Times proclaims, "The original four-man band is alive and stomping," Rolling Stone says "The soul of The Rascals is intact," Showbiz 411 exclaims "Run, do not walk!"and WCBS-FM raves "The band doesn't disappoint! It's shocking how much Felix Cavaliere sounds like his younger self, Gene Cornish plays with the fury of a garage rocker playing at a 'battle of the bands,' Dino Danelli's drumming propels the band and Eddie Brigati dances as good and sings as soulfully as he did all those decades ago."
Tickets for The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream are on sale now and prices range from $27-137 (including a $2 facility fee) and can be purchased by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com, or calling 877-250-2929. A special ticket package with an opportunity for a meet and greet with the band will be available for $300. Packages are strictly limited.