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Project D.A.T.E.

Direct Access Theatre Experience
Feb. 23, 2013
On Sale: Now

Performance Length

Act 1: 1hr 15mins
Intermission: 18mins
Act 2: 1hr 7mins
Total approximate run time is 2hrs 40mins

Be Aware

Recommended for children age 13+

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.

The show contains Atmospheric Haze, Fog, Flashbulb Effects, Smoking of Herbal Cigarettes, Gunshot Effects and Adult Content.


CTG Show Guide for Parents

Season Sponsors

Bank of America

American Airlines

Media Sponsor


The Beatles are back in town… but only through March 1!

This is their story: the first beat of a musical revolution and an unexpected romance at the heart of rock and roll. Before Sgt. Pepper. Before Abbey Road. Even before Ringo, there were five Beatles. Five rowdy working class guys from the docks of Liverpool rocking out eight days a week in the raucous clubs and red-light seediness of Hamburg, Germany, creating an epic new sound.

Direct from London, Backbeat thunders with live rollicking classics like “Twist and Shout,” “Love Me Do,” “Long Tall Sally,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and so many more!  

TIP:  When the show is over, stick around for the Beatles encore concert featuring some of your favorite songs!

Be there for the American premiere of a remarkable story about friendship, love and the sacrifice it takes to be an artist. Backbeat is directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys.

"Heartbreaking, ridiculously funny and closing with a stonking set of rock 'n' roll standards, this show has it all."
- Daily Star, London

"A dynamic blast evoking the Beatles' raw musical potential."
- The Independent, London

"Edgy and cool"
- Sunday Express,, London

Be Aware
The show contains Atmospheric Haze, Fog, Flashbulb Effects, Smoking of Herbal Cigarettes, Gunshot Effects and Adult Content.

2 Hit Songs from Backbeat

SoundCloudRock ‘n roll to a montage of songs. Sample the cast album.




The Beatles: "a good stomping band"

Read the article by Rob Weinert-Kendt.

Beatles Genesis: Backbeat Rocks London's West End

Huffington Post

How does one credibly portray the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time? Huffington Post discusses

The cast of Backbeat performed at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on February 4 and signed copies of the Original Cast Recording! Check out the photos!

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Center Theatre Group customers can enjoy 15% off ALL online purchases by entering promo code BACKBEAT upon checkout (through 2/28).


  • 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