Broadway In Chicago Announces HEARTBREAK HOTEL To Close Sept. 9th
Broadway In Chicago and the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL announced today the final three weeks of HEARTBREAK HOTEL at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut Street). HEARTBREAK HOTEL will close September 9, 2018 in Chicago.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered, and “Colonel” Tom Parker changes the course of history, all in just 18 short months.
This brand new musical features hit songs from the King himself as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music, with chart-toppers including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” and, of course, “Heartbreak Hotel.” This is where the story begins… “take a walk down lonely street.”
Chicago’s ‘King of Rock and Roll’ is played by Eddie Clendening who originated the role of Elvis in the acclaimed production of HEARTBREAK HOTEL at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Chicago Sun-Times says “You will be hard pressed not to get up on your feet and dance along to “All Shook Up”, “Jailhouse Rock” and more. Eddie Clendening (Elvis) has the voice of the “King of Rock n’ Roll” down pat” and Chicago Tribune raves “You can thoroughly enjoy all 30 Elvis hits with highly-skilled musicians that render The King’s hits authentically.” Daily Herald hails “Heartbreak Hotel cast rocks!”
The full company includes Jerry Kernion as Colonel Tom Parker, Matt McKenzie as Sam Phillips, Geno Henderson as Jackie Wilson, BB King, Ike Turner and others, Matt Codina as Scotty Moore, Colte Julian as Dewey Phillips, Zach Lentino as Bill Black, Jamie Pittle as DJ Fontana/Drums, Erin Burniston as Dixie Locke, Darcy Jo Wood as Marion Keisker, Katherine Lee Bourné as Rosetta Tharpe and others, Takesha Meshé Kizart as Ruth Brown and others, Andrea Collier as Sally Wilbourn and others, Alicia McCracken Morgan as Gladys/ensemble, and Chuckie Benson, Briana Bower, Tommy Malouf and Zach Sorrow as understudies/swings.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL is written and directed by Floyd Mutrux (Million Dollar Quartet) whose screenwriting and directorial credits include American Hot Wax, The Untouchables, Urban Cowboy, Up In Smoke, American Me, Ford Fairlane, Blood In Blood Out, Mulholland Falls, and Hillside Strangler. The show’s creative team will include Birgitte Bjorum (Choreography),Adam Koch (Scenic Design), Jason Lyons (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design) and Daniel Brodie (Projection Design), John R. Banister and Keith Harrison (Orchestrations and Arrangements) and Tom Vendafreddo (Music Direction).
FULL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Individual tickets for HEARTBREAK HOTEL at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) are on-sale now. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 18 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Facebook @BroadwayInChicago ● Twitter @broadwaychicago ● Instagram @broadwayinchicago ● #broadwayinchicago
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
HEARTBREAK HOTEL is produced by Robbins Lane Entertainment, Temple Dog Productions, Big Block Media Holdings, SONY/ATV, John Jerit/Paulo Aur, RCA Records, Michael Speyer and Bernie Abrams, Terry Schnuck, Stefany Bergson, Judith Borelli and Emilio Borelli, Howard Weissman and Howard Goldenfarb, GLITCH Gang and Dot Dot Dot Productions, LLC.
ABOUT KGM THEATRICAL
KGM Theatrical is a New York City based theatrical general management firm representing live entertainment globally. Credits include: Puffs (Off-Broadway), Rock of Ages (Broadway), Fela! (Broadway, Tours), Reasons to Be Pretty (Broadway), The 39 Steps (Broadway), The Homecoming (Broadway), Talk Radio (Broadway), Heathers (Off-Broadway), Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway), and many more. kgmtheatrical.com