THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM Launches North American Tour Today
Producers Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt, Marc Brickman, Larry Magid and Base Entertainment have announced that the sold-out Broadway engagement The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream will embark on a tour to play venues across North America. The tour kicks off today, May 24, 2013 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the Hard Rock engagement playing from May 24-27, 2013 range from $54 to $84 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com (1.800.745.3000).
The following dates are confirmed:
Friday - Monday, May 24-27 - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Hollywood, FL)
Thursday, May 30 - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
Friday, May 31 - Moran Theater (Jacksonville, FL)
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, June 5, 6 and 8 - Academy of Music (Philadelphia, PA)
Wednesday, June 12 - Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
Friday, June 14 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary, NC)
Saturday, June 15 - North Charleston Performing Arts Center (North Charleston, NC)
Monday, June 17 - Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte, NC)
Wednesday - Saturday, June 19-22 - Cobb Energy Center (Atlanta, GA)
Tuesday - Sunday, June 25-30 - Boston Opera House (Boston, MA)
Friday, July 5 - Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY)
Saturday, July 6 - PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM, premiered on Broadway to critical acclaim this spring selling out 15 performances. The show 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 began Monday, April 15th at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street), and play through Sunday, May 5th. Opening night was 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.
Tickets for The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream on Broadway 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.
The performance schedule for the Broadway engagement is: Tuesday at 7pm Wednesday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm.