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Rutlemania: The semi-spectacular Tribute Concert

March 8, 2008 -- Hollywood -- Thirty years ago, The Rutles invaded America. Now to celebrate the fact that they went back, Eric Idle and Lorne Michaels modestly present RUTLEMANIA, the semi-spectacular TRIBUTE CONCERT starring The Fab Four as The Pre-Fab Four - Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry - the semi-legendary Rutles, whose legend will last a lunchtime.

RUTLEMANIA, the Tribute Concert, will be held at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre at 1615 Vine Street, in Hollywood on Saturday, March 15 at 8 pm, Sunday March 16 at 5 pm, Wednesday, March 19 at 8 pm, Thursday, March 20 at 8pm and Friday, March 21 at 8 pm. Tickets priced at $35.00 are available on the web at and by phone at 866-468-3399.

The concert has been devised and directed by Eric Idle. The music and lyrics by are Neil Innes. RUTLEMANIA is produced by WestBeth Entertainment.

These performances are part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of The Rutles taking place on Monday, March 17 at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. On that night the Mods & Rockers Film Festival is presenting two special screenings of "All You Need is Cash" (the 1978 film that started it all) - with Rutle rarities and Q&A with the Rutles. (For more information visit:

Eric Idle said, "Finally -- nostalgia for things that never existed - with Mersey Boys, real girls, singing and dancing, and exotic tea drinking! I am sure this is soon to be a major lawsuit - and I suggest you hurry and buy a ticket so you can see it before it stops."

The Rutles were first immortalized on screen by semi-legendary Monty Python alum Eric Idle, and Saturday Night Live Lorne Michaels in the 1978 Classic mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" (available on DVD from Broadway Video) and re-immortalized in the sequel, "Can't Buy Me Lunch." These groundbreaking films began an entire genre of mockumentary filmmaking.

RUTLEMANIA! The semi-spectacular TRIBUTE CONCERT is produced by WestBeth Entertainment, which has been producing, presenting and promoting entertainment events for 30 years and is the premiere promoters of UK comedy in the United States. In Los Angeles they currently promote Eddie Izzard's Coronet Theatre performances and presented Eric Idle's "What About Dick?" at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre and Billy Connolly at The Brentwood Theatre.

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Dates: Saturday, March 15 at 8 pm
Sunday March 16 at 5 pm,
Wednesday, March 19 at 8 pm
Thursday, March 20 at 8 pm,
Friday, March 21 at 8 pm

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre
1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
Prices: All seats $35.00
Box Office Phone - 866-468-3399
Web -

Dates: Wednesday, March 26 at 8 pm
Thursday, March 27 at 8 pm
Friday, March 28 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 29 at 8 pm

Blender Theater at Grammercy
127 East 23rd Street, NYC

Related articles:

• Original Rutles reunite for 30th anniversary (3/3/08)

Published March 8, 2008

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