RAIN to Play Academy of Music, 6/11-15

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RAIN to Play Academy of Music, 6/11-15

Direct from their Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, returns to the Academy of Music for seven shows only June 11 - 15 as part of the Broadway Philadelphia season presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. The press opening is Wed. June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ranging in price from $20 to $85 can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets. (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets. (open during performances only). Groups of 20 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Performances include: Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday evening at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.; matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, High-Definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been included with the launch of the 2014 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics ("I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Hey Jude" and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

The production stars Philly-area native Steve Landes (John Lennon), who grew up in Lansdale, PA.

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