Broadway Beatles Tributes in Legal Battle

Let It Be Broadway ShowWhen it was recently announced that this Broadway season would welcome the Beatles tribute musical revue Let It Be, some may have had a case of deja vu. After all, there was another Beatles inspired revue on Broadway just a couple of years ago with Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.

A new lawsuit reveals that the producers of Rain feel they have a legal case against the producers of Let It Be. They are suing for copyright infringement, requesting a 50-50 split of Let It Be‘s revenue and asking that the Rain Corporation be listed as joint author. The makers of Rain claim that Let It Be has used much of its material, including staging, musical arrangements, song selection, costume styles, and more.

Let It Be, which was first produced in London, recently began preview performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

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Pawdesh Salawi

Pawdesh Salawi

Broadway Theatre Writer at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young
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Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young