Fandom

The Beatles Wiki

Let It Be: The Musical

671pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
As there are far too many pages of this type, this page must be edited to be original at the earliest possible moment.
This tag must not be removed until the rewrite is done — doing so is a (possibly criminal) violation of Wikipedia's copyright.
Let It Be
Let-It-Be-Book-L
Let It Be Musical Poster

Music

Lennon/McCartney, Harrison, Starr, Medley/Russell[1]

Lyrics

Lennon–McCartney, Harrison, Starr, Medley/Russell[1]

Basis

Musical career of The Beatles

Première

24 September 2012 — Prince of Wales Theatre. London

Productions

2012 Prince of Wales Theatre, West End
2013 Broadway
2013 Savoy Theatre, West End
2013 Germany Tour
2014 UK Tour
2014 Japan Tour
2014 Garrick Theatre, West End

Let It Be is a West End and Broadway Theatrical Concert, based on the career of English rock band, The Beatles, from 1962 to their breakup in 1969. The production debuted at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 24 September 2012 (previews from 14 Sep 2012). Its run at the venue ended on 19 January 2013, after which it moved to the Savoy Theatre and opened on 1 February 2013. The Broadway production started previews on 13 July 2013 with its official opening night taking place on 24 July 2013 running for a limited engagement at the St. James Theatre until 1 September 2013.[2] The production opened on UK tour in Manchester in February 2014 the show returned to the West End opening at the Garrick Theatre on 9 July 2014.The production is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions & Annerin Productions.

Synopsis West End productionEdit

The show begins with the four actors portraying The Beatles' appearance at the Cavern Club in 1962, followed by a set change progressing the cast to the 1963 Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The Beatles journey to America beginning their tour at The Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles directions are changing musically leading to New York City's Shea Stadium.[3] Subsequent scenes use hallucinogenic[4] and psychedelic designs to further progress the representation of The Beatle's ever increasing experimentation with substances and eastern theory.[5] The show culminates with the breakup of the group and the end of the 1960s.

Synopsis Broadway productionEdit

The show begins with the four actors portraying an early version of The Beatles' appearance at the Cavern Club in 1962. When this scene closes [The Beatles] journey to America beginning their tour at The Ed Sullivan Show. Moving forward, The Beatles' directions are changing musically while their band grows in popularity performing their largest concert at New York City's Shea Stadium.[3] Subsequent scenes use hallucinogenic[4] and psychedelic designs to further progress the representation of The Beatles' ever increasing experimentation with substances and eastern theory.[5] The show culminates with the breakup of the group and the end of the 1960s.

CastEdit

The Broadway and West End companies each feature multiple casts, who alternate performances.

Original West End Cast Original Broadway Cast Original UK Touring Cast
Emanuele Angeletti
John Brosnan
Gordon Elsmore
James Fox
Michael Gagliano
Ian Garcia
Reuven Gershon
Stephen Hill
Phil Martin
Ryan Alex Farmery
Michael Bramwell
Grahame Alexander
John Brosnan
Ryan Coath
JT Curtis
Ryan Alex Farmery
Reuven Gershon
James Fox
Tyson Kelly
John Korba
Chris McBurney
Luke Roberts
Daniel A. Weiss
Emanuele Angeletti
John Brosnan
Ben Cullingworth
James Fox
Michael Gagliano
Reuven Gershon
Stephen Hill
Luke Roberts

SetlistEdit

Act I

Cavern set

  • "I Saw Her Standing There"
  • "Please Please Me"
  • "It Won't Be Long"

Royal Variety set

  • "She Loves You"
  • "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
  • "All My Loving"

A Hard Day's Night set

  • "A Hard Day's Night"
  • "Can't Buy Me Love"
  • "Do You Want To Know A Secret"
  • "I Wanna Be Your Man"
  • "Yesterday"

Shea Stadium set

  • "Help!"
  • "I Feel Fine"
  • "Drive My Car"
  • "Twist And Shout"
  • "Day Tripper"

Sergeant Pepper set

  • "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • "With A Little Help From My Friends"
  • "Eleanor Rigby"
  • "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds"
  • "When I'm Sixty Four"
  • "Sergeant Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life"
Act II

Magical Mystery set

  • "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • "All You Need Is Love"
  • "Penny Lane"
  • "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Abbey Road unplugged set

  • "Blackbird"
  • "We Can Work It Out"
  • "Norwegian Wood"
  • "Here Comes The Sun"
  • "In My Life"
  • "The Long And Winding Road"
  • "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Abbey Road amplified set

  • "Come Together"
  • "Get Back"
  • "Revolution"
  • "The End"
  • "Back in the USSR"
  • "Let It Be"
  • "Hey Jude"

ReceptionEdit

The musical received mixed to positive reviews from both West End and Broadway critics with the Telegraph stating that "For those who love the Beatles, this show is as about as good as it gets."[6]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.