RAIN is “a multimedia, multidimensional experience…fusing [Beatles] historical footage, memorable television commercials, 1960s highlights, and live camera close-up zooms,” according to the Starlight website. Essentially, it sounds like the most professional Beatles cover band in the world, with Mad Men-level attention to detail. RAIN has an 11-week run at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway in New York lined up, from late October through the new year, but first the show stops at Starlight for a six-night run from September 7-12.
Here’s a little teaser of the show below. I know this show is meant for old whites and little kids, but somewhere in the back of my lizard brain there’s this voice being all, “You are going to see this show and you’re going to spend extra money for the good seats.” Check out the accuracy of the McCartney wide-eyed bird-peck singing motion on “When I’m 64.”