Beatlemania, the musical, premiered on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater on May 31, 1977.
The Broadway feature was advertised as a “rockumentary” that centered on the music of The Beatles and the madness that surrounded them during the 1960s; Beatlemania was “Not The Beatles, but an incredible simulation.”
Beatlemania ran from 1977 through 1979 and was performed upwards of 900 times. The show had over 50 cast members that would rotate due to the vocal strain on the performers, and was staged in many cities in the United States and around the world. Many revival tours based on the original Beatlemania have popped up over the years, some even running today.