A Beatles Tribute Show Seeks Half the Revenues of Another

Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

From The New York Times:

Many Beatles fans can barely stand to watch the 1970 documentary “Let It Be,” which throws an unwelcome spotlight on the band’s members as they lecture, criticize and ignore one another while recording what would be their final studio album.

Not exactly the makings of a toe-tapping Broadway musical, in other words.

But in a case of life imitating art imitating life, the musical “Let It Be” will begin previews at the St. James Theater on Tuesday under its own acrimonious cloud. This time, however, the bad blood extends to the courthouse, where one Beatles tribute band is in the curious position of defending itself against copyright infringement claims leveled by another Beatles tribute band.

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