“Backbeat,” a musical about the origins of the Beatles, will have its American premiere at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles January 16, 2013.

At the heart of the play is the powerful relationship between John Lennon and “forgotten” Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, and Sutcliffe’s romance with German photographer Astrid Kirchherr….Many will attend the performance for the Beatles songs; they won’t be disappointed….

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