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Let It Be - 2013 - Broadway

The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, LET IT BE uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You" and "Drive My Car," "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Come Together" and, of course, "Let It Be."

Schedule

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Let It Be


Let It Be: Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Another year, another Beatles tribute show on Broadway. Less than two years after the Fab Four were last resurrected in the tribute show Rain, the similarly conceived and executed Let It Behas arrived to satisfy the nostalgic demands of aging baby boomers. Indeed, this show is so closely patterned after Rain that its creators have initiated a lawsuit arguing copyright infringement. But whatever legal complications ensue, there's no doubt that the experience is virtually the same...Devoid of narrative, it simply presents a group of Beatles imitators delivering some forty of the iconic group's classic songs, accompanied by video projections. It's essentially a concert by an excellent cover band, featuring elaborate visual trappings.

Let It Be - Time Out NY
This robotically bland megacover of Fab Four hits continues the long and sorry tradition of Beatles impersonation, going back to Beatlemania on Broadway in 1977 continuing through 2010's equally dreadful Rain. The current manifestation uses archival video and '60s TV ads between sets in which we see musicians dressed and coiffed as Paul, John, George and Ringo on The Ed Sullivan Show, at Shea Stadium, in their Sgt. Pepper's phase and in their final hippie apotheosis. The performers play their instruments and sing the songs convincingly enough, with George Martin studio effects piped in by an onstage keyboardist. But you could get more authenticity and insight from iTunes and surfing the Web-or playing The Beatles: Rock Band. Let It Be is not bad so much as dead, and symptomatic of a broader cultural deadness.


 

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by Nicole Rosky - August 19, 2013
The Broadway engagement of LET IT BE will conclude Sunday, September 1st at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) following 46 performances and 9 previews. At the time of closing, the Broadway production is projected to have cumulatively grossed between 2 and 2.4 million dollars, playing to over 50,000 audience members. The show began previews Tuesday, July 16th and officially opened Wednesday, July 24th.
by BWW Special Coverage - August 5, 2013
LET IT BE began previews Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broadway's St. James Theatre and opened on Wednesday night, July 24th. The show will play a limited engagement through December 29, 2013. Meet the cast below!
by Michael Dale - August 2, 2013
West End transfer lets audiences relive the experience of attending Broadway's two previous Beatles cover band concerts.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 28, 2013
LET IT BE began previews Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broadway's St. James Theatre and opened on Wednesday night, July 24th. The show will play a limited engagement through December 29, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the big opening and you can check out interviews with the cast and creative team below!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - July 25, 2013
The Fab Four hit Broadway this summer in Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, Let It Be uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including 'Twist and Shout,' 'She Loves You' and 'Drive My Car,' 'Yesterday,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Come Together' and, of course, 'Let It Be.' LET IT BE began previews Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broadway's St. James Theatre and opened last night, July 24th. The show will play a limited engagement through December 29, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the big opening and you can check out complete photo coverage below!
by Review Roundups - July 24, 2013
The Fab Four are taking Broadway by storm with Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience at Broadway's St. James Theatre. The show opens tonight, July 24th, and will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, December 29th. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2013
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, The Fab Four hit Broadway tonight, July 24, in Let It Be, but the creators of RAIN, a Beatles tribute show that played on Broadway in 2011, have sued LET IT BE producers for copyright infringement. As a part of the lawsuit, the Rain Corpration seeks 50 percent of the show's revenue becuse LET IT BE uses many of the same songs and 'the artwork used as background during the performance of many of those songs are similar or identical.' Then, BroadwayWorld learned from an insider with the West End version of LET IT BE, that the London production is a separate entity and will not be affected by this lawsuit. That same source today sent BroadwayWorld the West End opening program for LET IT BE, which gives credit to RAIN. Scroll down for the program!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2013
The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, LET IT BE uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including 'Twist and Shout,' 'She Loves You' and 'Drive My Car,' 'Yesterday,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Come Together' and, of course, 'Let It Be.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 23, 2013
The Fab Four are taking Broadway by storm with Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Previews are now underway, with an official opening night set for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th. The show will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, December 29th. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below!
by Nicole Rosky - July 19, 2013
Now, BroadwayWorld has learned from an insider with the West End version of LET IT BE, that the London production is a separate entity and will not be affected by this lawsuit. They released the below statement:
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2013
The Fab Four hit Broadway tonight with LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience at Broadway's St. James Theatre, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 24th. The show will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, December 29th.
by Nicole Rosky - July 16, 2013
The Fab Four hit Broadway this summer in Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. The show begins previews tonight at the St. James Theatre, and according to the New York Times it might not be a smooth road to opening night.
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2013
The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, LET IT BE uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including 'Twist and Shout,' 'She Loves You' and 'Drive My Car,' 'Yesterday,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Come Together' and, of course, 'Let It Be.'
by Walter McBride - June 26, 2013
The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in Let It Be, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, Let It Be uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including 'Twist and Shout,' 'She Loves You' and 'Drive My Car,' 'Yesterday,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Come Together' and, of course, 'Let It Be.' The marquee just went up at the St. James Theatre and yu can check it out below!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2013
The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience direct from London's West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band's 50th anniversary, LET IT BE uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles' meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including 'Twist and Shout,' 'She Loves You' and 'Drive My Car,' 'Yesterday,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Come Together' and, of course, 'Let It Be.'