Venue Details

3662 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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Elizabeth Virani
Casual to dressy...you'll see it all.
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Elizabeth Virani
Food available outside. Bar and snacks inside. Rum and Coke $10. Glass of Chardonnay $15.
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Elizabeth Virani
$9 Parking. Have Cash.
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Goldstar Member
Casual was fine
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Goldstar Member
Fair rate for downtown LA
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Goldstar Member
A little expensive on the drinks
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Website

http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/2013/Backbeat/

Quotes & Highlights

“Edgy and cool.” —Sunday Express (London)
“This show has it all.” —The Daily Star
“A dynamic blast evoking the Beatles’ raw musical potential.” —The Independent (London)

Description

Recommended for audiences ages 13 and up.

Written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys

Directed by David Leveaux

Produced by Karl Sydow in association with Glasgow Citizens Theatre

Based on the Universal Pictures film by Softley, Michael Thomas and Stephen Ward

The birth of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history is told in the new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Backbeat, the story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles, is co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys, based on the 1994 Universal Pictures film by Softley, Michael Thomas and Stephen Ward. Backbeat is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux.

Featuring the all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth on – “Money,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Twist and Shout,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” and more, Backbeat is set in 1960 when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best (the drummer before Ringo Starr joined the group) and Stuart Sutcliffe (the band’s original bassist) embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to the red light district of Hamburg. There they worked in the clubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn, performing rock ‘n’ roll covers night after night, all the while honing what would become the Beatles’ sound.