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April 10, 1994 | DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten, a frequent contributor to Calendar, is based in London
Stu Sutcliffe has been at best a footnote in the history of the Beatles. A Liverpool art student and perhaps the closest friend of John Lennon, Sutcliffe played bass guitar for three years with the Beatles--but well before their stratospheric rise to fame began in 1963. He quit the group during the group's sojourn playing in Hamburg nightclubs and remained in the German city to pursue a life and career as an artist.
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August 21, 2013 | By David Ng
The Beatles tribute musical "Let It Be" has done solid business on London's West End since opening last fall. But the same jukebox production has failed to entice audiences in New York, leading producers to announce this week that they will close the Broadway version of the musical on Sept. 1, four months earlier than expected. "Let It Be," which opened at the St. James Theatre on July 24, had been scheduled to run through Dec. 29. The show is the latest in a line of Beatles-themed musical to have graced Broadway -- a mini-genre that has seen mixed results at the box office.
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February 2, 2013 | By Karen Wada
Astrid Kirchherr met the Beatles in 1960 when they were five lads from Liverpool pounding out marathon shows at a club in a seedy part of her native Hamburg, Germany. She fell for the bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, and found the others - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best (the group's drummer before Ringo Starr) - fascinating. "I was just amazed how beautiful these boys looked," she told National Public Radio's Terry Gross in 2008. Kirchherr, a photographer's assistant, began taking pictures of her new friends.
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August 20, 2013 | By David Ng
A collection of early photographs of the Beatles taken by Astrid Kirchherr will go on display in a West Hollywood gallery starting in September. "The Early Beatles Collection," scheduled to run at the Leica Gallery from Sept. 7 to Oct. 19, will feature images Kirchherr took during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 for Stern Magazine, as well as some of the images she took of the musicians during their Hamburg, Germany, period in 1960. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Kirchherr is a German photographer who followed the Beatles during their formative years.
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May 1, 1994
I desperately fought the urge to write this letter after David Gritten's story on "BackBeat" and Stuart Sutcliffe ("John, Paul, George, Ringo . . . and Stu," April 10). I was doing fairly well until the onslaught of reviews and related stories--including a fashion blurb in View (April 15) --but enough is enough. Once and for all, Astrid Kirchherr did not create the Beatles' hairstyle or look. The man more truly responsible was Jurgen Vollmer, a fellow art student. Countless interviews with Paul McCartney and John Lennon attest to the fact that Jurgen cut their hair in his hotel room in Paris in late 1961 and shared his style of dress with them.
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August 21, 2013 | By David Ng
The Beatles tribute musical "Let It Be" has done solid business on London's West End since opening last fall. But the same jukebox production has failed to entice audiences in New York, leading producers to announce this week that they will close the Broadway version of the musical on Sept. 1, four months earlier than expected. "Let It Be," which opened at the St. James Theatre on July 24, had been scheduled to run through Dec. 29. The show is the latest in a line of Beatles-themed musical to have graced Broadway -- a mini-genre that has seen mixed results at the box office.
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August 20, 2013 | By David Ng
A collection of early photographs of the Beatles taken by Astrid Kirchherr will go on display in a West Hollywood gallery starting in September. "The Early Beatles Collection," scheduled to run at the Leica Gallery from Sept. 7 to Oct. 19, will feature images Kirchherr took during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 for Stern Magazine, as well as some of the images she took of the musicians during their Hamburg, Germany, period in 1960. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Kirchherr is a German photographer who followed the Beatles during their formative years.
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May 30, 2012 | By David Ng
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie. As previously announced, the theater also will present the touring productions of "Anything Goes" and "End of the Rainbow," the latter starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The season also will include the musical "The Scottsboro Boys. " In all, the Ahmanson will offer five productions for the regular season, the same as the current season.
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February 1, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
To all those graying rockers turned middle-class professionals streaming into the Ahmanson Theatre for "Backbeat" - I believe the technical term for this class of people is "subscribers" - a word of warning: The ads might make the show seem like the British version of "Jersey Boys," a "Liverpool Blokes" hit parade capitalizing on the greatest rock 'n' roll catalog of all time, but this musical marches to the beat of an entirely different drummer....
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January 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Searching for his way into the new musical "Backbeat," which examines the Beatles' early days (and nights) in Hamburg, Germany, David Leveaux asked himself what he called "the Jerome Robbins question. " It's a tactic he picked up in 2004 while overseeing a Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof. " That show's book writer, Joseph Stein, was recounting his experience on Robbins' original 1964 production and told Leveaux that one day the director asked, 'OK, so what is this musical about?
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February 2, 2013 | By Karen Wada
Astrid Kirchherr met the Beatles in 1960 when they were five lads from Liverpool pounding out marathon shows at a club in a seedy part of her native Hamburg, Germany. She fell for the bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, and found the others - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best (the group's drummer before Ringo Starr) - fascinating. "I was just amazed how beautiful these boys looked," she told National Public Radio's Terry Gross in 2008. Kirchherr, a photographer's assistant, began taking pictures of her new friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
To all those graying rockers turned middle-class professionals streaming into the Ahmanson Theatre for "Backbeat" - I believe the technical term for this class of people is "subscribers" - a word of warning: The ads might make the show seem like the British version of "Jersey Boys," a "Liverpool Blokes" hit parade capitalizing on the greatest rock 'n' roll catalog of all time, but this musical marches to the beat of an entirely different drummer....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Searching for his way into the new musical "Backbeat," which examines the Beatles' early days (and nights) in Hamburg, Germany, David Leveaux asked himself what he called "the Jerome Robbins question. " It's a tactic he picked up in 2004 while overseeing a Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof. " That show's book writer, Joseph Stein, was recounting his experience on Robbins' original 1964 production and told Leveaux that one day the director asked, 'OK, so what is this musical about?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | By David Ng
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie. As previously announced, the theater also will present the touring productions of "Anything Goes" and "End of the Rainbow," the latter starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The season also will include the musical "The Scottsboro Boys. " In all, the Ahmanson will offer five productions for the regular season, the same as the current season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1994
I desperately fought the urge to write this letter after David Gritten's story on "BackBeat" and Stuart Sutcliffe ("John, Paul, George, Ringo . . . and Stu," April 10). I was doing fairly well until the onslaught of reviews and related stories--including a fashion blurb in View (April 15) --but enough is enough. Once and for all, Astrid Kirchherr did not create the Beatles' hairstyle or look. The man more truly responsible was Jurgen Vollmer, a fellow art student. Countless interviews with Paul McCartney and John Lennon attest to the fact that Jurgen cut their hair in his hotel room in Paris in late 1961 and shared his style of dress with them.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1994 | DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten, a frequent contributor to Calendar, is based in London
Stu Sutcliffe has been at best a footnote in the history of the Beatles. A Liverpool art student and perhaps the closest friend of John Lennon, Sutcliffe played bass guitar for three years with the Beatles--but well before their stratospheric rise to fame began in 1963. He quit the group during the group's sojourn playing in Hamburg nightclubs and remained in the German city to pursue a life and career as an artist.
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July 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A monument to the Beatles will be built in Hamburg, Germany, where the Fab Four launched their international career 45 years ago. Radio station Oldie 95, the organizer, says the $625,000 steel monument will be built on a corner of the St. Pauli district near clubs where the Beatles played songs such as "Love Me Do" in 1962. The monument will represent Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and early Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, who died in Hamburg in 1962, the radio station said.
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