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Nov 052012

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – January March 2013

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - January March 2013

(L to R) Andrew Knott as John Lennon and Daniel Healy as Paul McCartney in
the West End (London) production of “Backbeat.” “Backbeat” is co-written by
Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys and is directed by David Leveaux.€
Photo by Nobby Clark

EVENT:  “Backbeat”

by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys Directed by David Leveaux Presented by Karl Sydow in association with Glasgow Citizens Theatre.  United States premiere.

DESCRIPTION: The story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles. 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 district, performing rock ‘n’ roll covers night after night, all the while honing what would become the Beatles’ sound.

DATES/TIMES: **Previews Begin January 20, 2013. Opens January 30. Through March 1. Previews (January 20-29): Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Opens Wednesday, January 30 at 8 p.m. Regular Performances (January 31-March 1): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances. Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performances on Thursday, February 14 and February 21. No 6:30 p.m. performances on Sunday, February 17 and February 24.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20 – $110 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or on-line at  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:  Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.