“Lennon: Through a Glass Onion” Hits New York

We here at beatlesblogger have just discovered that a fantastic Australian theatrical production about the life and times of John Lennon has just hit New York.Lennon-Glass Onion

John Waters is one of Australia’s most respected and talented actors. He and his musical director Stewart D’Arrietta have been performing and perfecting their stage presentation about John Lennon since the early 1990’s. Over that time it has been rested, revived and revised many times – and at each new outing the show has always been met with great critical and audience acclaim here. Waters and D’Arrietta have been on the road throughout 2014, playing Lennon in cities and towns across Australia – so it’s great to see that the pair have now made it to the Big Apple after all these years. Tickets are reportedly selling well, and the show is getting some good media coverage in the city.

In Australia the show is known as Looking Through a Glass Onion – John Lennon in Word and Music, so it’s interesting to note the slight name change for the US premiere and also that John Waters is billed as John R. Waters for American audiences. We guess that’s so he’s not confused with the well-known US writer and film director of the same name.

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is playing now at the Union Square Theatre in New York. It has a good run with performances booked through to February next year.  

For a taste of how Glass Onion works on stage have a look at this YouTube video from 2010:

There’s a dedicated website for the New York Union Square Theatre shows with more details on the production, and there’s also a Facebook presence.

And in news just in: In celebration of John Lennon’s 74th birthday, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion hosted an audience sing along after the show with “Give Peace A Chance”:

Performances take place now through February 28 at Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003. 

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3 thoughts on ““Lennon: Through a Glass Onion” Hits New York

  1. I went to see this show when it was in Adelaide (knowing Waters as Darcy in Offspring), and it was FABULOUS! One of the best nights in my (admittedly short) life. Congratulations to him and D’Arrietta for making it to New York, the other home of that magical man whom the pair are paying tribute. They deserve it.

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  2. Thank you for leaving this lovely video. It’s awsome
    We are a Tribute Band from Chile apreciate the high quality of the perform. Really good
    We would love if you could come to Chile and make a show together. Please kindly meet us, here’s our web: http://www.nowhereband.cl/
    You can see a lot of videos. Hope you like them too.
    Thanks once again an congratulations. We’ll keep in touch

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