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L-R: Dan Westwick (as George Harrison), Oliver Bennett (Pete Best), Andrew Knott (John Lennon), Nick Blood (Stuart Sutcliffe), and Daniel Healy (Paul McCartney) in “Backbeat.”

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Jan 20 – March 1, 2013

Ahmanson Theatre

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.

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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.