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ST JAMES THEATER

246 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

LET IT BE

The performers are outstanding, as nostalgia substitutes and as musicians in their own right.

Anita Gates, The New York Times

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Let it be ,
Aug 01, 2013
reviewer: from Manhattan, New York
Saw this and I too take offence to a white musician playing an African-American the fact is Billy Preston played on Abbey Road and Let It Be George Martin was the producer, he did not play on any of the Bearles Albums.

 

The white fifth Beatle was the final straw in what turned to be just Rain remixed - an insult and a rip off!

 


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Let it be ,
Aug 01, 2013
reviewer: from Manhattan, New York
Saw this and I to take offence to a white musician playing an African-American the fact if Billy Preston played on Abbey Road and Let It Be George Martin was the producer, he did play on any of the Bearles Albums.

 

The white fifth Beatle was the final straw in what is just Rain remixed an insult and a rip off!
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Very Good Evening,
Jul 30, 2013
reviewer: from New York, New York
I thought this show was a great evening out for my wife and myself. Yes, I was surprised that there was no story but it didn't really matter to us, as we're massive Beatles fans and I'd rather hear the music than a plot.

 

I found the previous reviews fairly humourous regarding the white guy playing Billy Preston. I read the playbill and the guy isn't an actor at all, he's a session musician who plays on other shows on Broadway. I don't think he's supposed to be playing Billy at all, in fact at one stage, the McCartney actor calls him their very own George Martin, who, from memory, is a white guy. I think the comment that the show is watering down 'African American' contribution to popular music is ill-founded and extremely narrow minded.

 

I'd recommend this show for an authentic tribute to the Beatles, but not if you like a story.
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Let it be ,
Jul 28, 2013
reviewer: from New York
We saw Rain two seasons ago and love it, while Lt It Be is basically Rain, it is Rain with all soul and humour ripped out! The preformers are tired and old looking the vocals were pitchy! We left after 40 minutes, escaping during twist & shout.

 

We wouldn't recommend the show, but we would; 5 Napkin Burger. A great place to eat and down a few beers post 'show'
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Unintentionally funny ,
Jul 25, 2013
reviewer: from New York
My hubs and I were given tickets to see Let It Be on opening night it was not out "cup of Tea" "direct from England" or not.

 

It is not a musical in any sense of the word, which is what we expected from a Broadway transfer of a West End show, but instead we saw an odd show the opening two acts are dull and boring no one looks like their Beatle other than the hottie playing Ringo . The later Hippy years are hilarious the wigs and moustaches are terrible and on opening night Paul's made a break for it hanging off the back of the actor bold head for all it was worth

 

Not for us sorry

 


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