LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Begins 10/3 at Union Square Theater

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, the internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon arrives in New York this fall. Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John R. Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D'Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion launches a 20-week limited engagement starting Friday, October 3 at The Union Square Theater, (100 East 17th Street). Opening night is Wednesday, October 15.

Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," "Come Together," "Help," "Working Class Hero," "Mother," "Jealous Guy," and more.

"Rather than impersonate, I want to evoke Lennon's honesty, bitter-sweet humor, self criticism and disdain for pomposity," says Waters. "Having performed this piece in cities around the world for the last two decades, I am thrilled to make my New York debut with this show."

In 1992, twelve years after Lennon's death, Waters and D'Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D'Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London's West End.

Critics have described Lennon: Through a Glass Onion as"a stirring celebration of genius" by The Sydney Morning Herald, and "part bio, part great concert, totally excellent" by The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney. In London, The Spectator called the production "a remarkable celebration of a unique talent. ...Waters does it brilliantly," while Capitol Radio raved "John Waters encapsulates the essence of Lennon."

LISTINGS INFORMATION: Lennon: Through a Glass Onion launches a 20-week limited engagement at The Union Square Theater, (100 East 17th Street) beginning Friday, October 3. Opening night is Wednesday, October 15. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 7PM, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday evening performances are $69 (mezzanine) - $79 (orchestra); tickets for Friday, Saturday matinee & evening, and Sunday matinee performances are $79 (mezzanine) - $89 (orchestra). Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com, 1-800-982-2787. Visit www.LennonOnStage.com for additional information.

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