Lennon Contest Offers Chance to Record Song Track

Visitors to the Lennon website will have the chance to record their own song on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

The Tour Bus has teamed up with VH1's Save the Music Foundation in presenting the contest, which will last from Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 10th, and in which $1 from each Lennon ticket sold in August will benefit the Foundation. Contestants should follow the link and correctly answer 5 Lennon-related questions. The first place winner will receive the chance to compose and record a track of his/her own song on the state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio, as well as a recording of his/her song on a Maxwell CD, a goody bag of Maxwell products, magazines, two tickets to Lennon, a backstage tour and a meet-and-greet with the cast, and a 2-night stay at the Warwick Hotel in New York City. Contestants should be between the ages of 14 and 22, and the winner of the contest will be notified on July 11th.

In addition to the contest, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be open to the public for tours on the following dates: Mon., July 25th at Strawberry Fields, Central Park from 4pm to 7pm, Wed., July 27th at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St) from 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 8pm, Thurs., July 28th at the Warwick Hotel (65 W 54th St) from 12pm – 4pm, and Fri., July 29th at the Broadhurst Theatre from 3pm – 8pm.

Lennon, after having played an out-of-town tryout, will open at the Broadhurst Theatre on August 4th after beginning previews on July 7th.
Produced by Allan McKeown, Edgar Lansbury, Clear Channel Entertainment and Jeffrey Sine by arrangement with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, the biographical musical of the Beatles legend features Don Scardino's book and direction. "A musical biography, a concert, and a celebration all in one, Lennon takes us on a magical, mythical journey behind the greatest rock legacy and the boldest love story of our time - with words, images and some of the best pop songs ever written. From the Beatles to the Bed-Ins, from his musical partnership with Paul to his life partnership with Yoko, Lennon will bring you back to a time when music could change your soul... and one musician could change the world," according to a press article.

Will Chase, Chuck Cooper, Julie Danao, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcy Harriell, Chad Kimball, Terrence Mann, Julia Murney, and Michael Pott are the nine stars of the show, which features them playing multiple roles (with four of the men as John Lennon).

Lennon's playing schedule will be Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets, which range from $46.25 to $101.25, are available through Telecharge.com online or by phone at (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.lennonthemusical.com.

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