Let It Be 2013

Opened: July 24, 2013
Closing: September 01, 2013

Let It Be - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

St. James Theatre (Broadway)
246 West 44th St. New York, NY

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."


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Let It Be

STAGE REVIEW Let It Be
7 / 10

a new musical revue in which, to describe it as drily as it was conceived, four men perform 40 Beatles classics, chronologically - has an authenticity problem. It's not that the production...isn't authentic enough (although that's the simplest argument one could make). It's that it doesn't know whether it wants to be authentic or not...Let It Be does have some fun with the cultural monolith of the Beatles: Once we escape dour Liverpool, get past black-and-white Ed Sullivan, cruise through A Hard Day's Night and Shea Stadium, we land on the more wondrous shores of Sgt. Pepper, with the perfectly ridiculous costumes and plenty of psychedelic lightning and projections. Here the musical gorging becomes a visual feast, and the band-as-simulacrum suddenly feels appropriate. Still, they have got to get some better mustaches. B-

Let It Be, St James Theatre, New York – review
6 / 10

Watching Let It Be, a perfunctory yet enjoyable Broadway tribute musical that follows in the footsteps of another recent tribute musical, Rain (their similarities have sparked a lawsuit), is an exercise in evasion. For reasons of legality, the four mop-topped performers onstage at Broadway's St James Theatre cannot call each other John or Paul or Ringo or George. We must instead watch this two-hour-and-20-minute concert as it makes scant attempt to tell a story but relies on our collective memory to fill in the details...My main objection to the song selection is the slighting of the Revolver LP, which regularly tops lists of the Greatest Rock Records of All Time. Of the 40 or so tunes here, I confess that I knew every word.

LET IT BE to Conclude Broadway Run at St. James Theatre Early; Closing Set for 9/1
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.

Photos and Video: Meet the Cast of Broadway's LET IT BE!
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!

Review - 'Let It Be' Offers Nostalgic Look Back At 'Rain' and 'Beatlemania'
by Michael Dale - August 2, 2013


West End transfer lets audiences relive the experience of attending Broadway's two previous Beatles cover band concerts.

TV: The Johns, Pauls, Georges & Ringos Talk LET IT BE on Opening Night!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Photo Coverage: The Fab Four Return to Broadway; Inside Opening Night of LET IT BE!
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!

Photo Flash: UK Producers on US LET IT BE vs. RAIN Lawsuit - West End Program Gives Credit to RAIN
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!

Review Roundup: LET IT BE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
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...

Beatles Concert LET IT BE Opens on Broadway Tonight
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.'

TV: The Beatles Are Back on Broadway! Watch Highlights from LET IT BE
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

UK Producers Comment on US LET IT BE vs. RAIN Lawsuit
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:

LET IT BE Begins Tonight at Broadway's St. James Theatre
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.

RAIN Producers Suing LET IT BE for 50% of Revenue
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.

Beatles Concert LET IT BE Begins on Broadway Tonight
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.'

Up on the Marquee: 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!

Breaking News: Beatles Concert LET IT BE to Open on Broadway This July
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.'

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Other Productions of Let It Be

2012   West End Original West End Production
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2013   Broadway Original Broadway Production
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2014   West End West End Revival
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