The Official Blue Brothers Revue pays homage to Chicago's blues, soul and gospel
NEWTON — The Official Blues Brothers Revue, sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and the Belushi estate, will come to the Newton Theatre stage on Friday, June 14. Tickets are on sale now.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the Revue pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. Under the musical direction of Paul Shaffer, Jake, Elwood and the eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band mimics the original Blues Brothers by including the music, comic antics and character quirks.
The show boasts Blues Brothers staples like "She Caught The Katy," "Shake A Tail Feather," "Minnie The Moocher," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Messin' With The Kid," "Rubber Biscuit," "Soul Man," "I Can't Turn You Loose" and other tunes from the five albums recorded by Belushi and Aykroyd.
Judith Belushi has been a hands-on member of the show’s creative team, providing approval of scenic and costume designs and participating to the selection of key production personnel.
Wayne Catania, who plays the eccentric Jake Blues, began his entertainment career in the mid 1970’s as a drummer and vocalist touring rock and R&B bands and gradually established the compelling stage persona that is now his trademark. Writing and recording for movie soundtracks established him as a writer, drummer and vocalist. He is also a successful actor and can be seen in Relic Hunter, Doc and 15 Minute Death.
Kieron Lafferty plays the harmonica virtuoso Elwood Blues. He has released several CDs, including the 'Sensible Religion' and 'Seven Sisters’ and performed in several independent art films including the Sci-Fi musical Synchronicity and in A&E’s Lost in Las Vegas.
Tickets for The Blues Brothers are $59 for premium seating, $49 for orchestra and $39 for balcony and are on sale at thenewtontheatre.com or call the box office at 973-383-3700. Newton Theatre is located at 234 Spring Street in Newton.
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