Blues Brothers with a Belushi Blessing in Newcastle

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Thirty years on from the original, the Blues Brothers’ live on in the Official Blues Brothers Revue, and Australian Blues Brothers fans are set to get a nostalgic musical fix when the pair arrives from America in April to begin an Australian Tour which stops in at Lizotte’s in Lambton on Sunday the 10th of May.

The hit movie The Blues Brothers was a loveable tale of redemption about the pair of paroled convicts, who set out to save the Catholic orphanage in which they grew up, from the taxation department. As the story goes, they re-formed their rhythm and blues band, The Blues Brothers, and organised a concert to raise $5,000 to pay off the debt and save the day.

This touring production of the Blues Brothers starring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood,  is the only Blues Brothers show to be officially sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and wife of the late John Belushi, Judith Belushi Pisano.

Judith, who is an accomplished writer, graphic designer and artist, married John Belushi in Aspen, Colorado in 1976. They remained married until John’s untimely death on March 5 1982. Eight years later, Judith remarried to Victor Pisano. Judith Belushi Pisano and Victor Pisano, along with Dan Ackroyd, continued to fly the Blues Brothers’ flag in John’s honour. Together, they created ‘The Blues Brothers Revival’ which was written by Victor and produced by Judy and Dan.

After auditioning over 200 Blues Brothers teams for the world premier of their musical, Judith, Victor and Dan came across Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, who were immediately cast in the lead roles.

WHAT: Official Blues Brothers Revue
WHEN: Sunday the 10th of May
WHERE: Lizotte’s Newcastle

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