Paul McCartney Tribute LIVE & LET DIE Set for Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 12/31-1/1

Rock into the New Year with Tony Kishman - star of Broadway's Beatlemania - at "Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney," Dec. 31-Jan. 1 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

"Live and Let Die" stars Tony Kishman as Paul McCartney. Kishman traveled around the world with the national and international tours of "Beatlemania," and has recorded for RCA Records and Mercury Records. He also performs in the international symphonic Beatles tribute, "Classical Mystery Tour" and has developed and costars in "the definitive Beatles tribute," "Twist & Shout."

Fellow Beatlemaina vet Jim Owen (rhythm guitar, piano, vocals) accompanies Kishman (vocals, bass, guitar, piano) in this all-live tribute performance. Owen is also the producer and band leader of "Classical Mystery Tour," and has toured internationally with "Beatlemania."

Chris Camilleri (drums, vocals) and John Merjave (lead guitar, vocals) round out the "fab four" lineup. Both Camilleri and Merjave also play in the Beatles tribute band Liverpool, which is the official house band for the Fest for Beatles Fans - a convention that, since 1971, has been held in New York and Chicago.

Martin Herman is "Live and Let Die's" resident conductor. In addition to numerous opera and orchestral works, Herman has guest conducted for San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic.

Kishman and company are backed by the 28-piece, Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) Orchestra. BAFFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to brining music, fine arts and cultural events to the students & residents of Long Island.

"Live and Let Die" includes over 20 Beatles & McCartney hits, including "Hey Jude," "Penny Lane," Live and Let Die," "Yesterday," "Uncle Albert," "Let It Be," "Hello Good-Bye," "Long and Winding Road," "Get Back," "Silly Love Songs," "When I'm Sixty-Four" and more.

A special 10:30 show on New Year's Eve includes hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, a champagne toast - complete with a special viewing of the Times Square Ball Drop.

Additional show times are 7:00pm on Dec. 31 and 4pm on Jan. 1.

Gateway's 2013 season is partially funded by the County of Suffolk, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Gateway's 2013 Holiday Season concludes with "Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to Paul McCartney," Dec. 31-Jan. 1 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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