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Heartbreak Hotel coming to Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Apr 3, 2018


Heartbreak Hotel in ChicagoBroadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises announced that individual tickets for HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse, will go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the live musical, will make its debut at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement, running from June 30 through September 9, 2018.

Chicago's 'King of Rock and Roll' will be Eddie Clendening who originated the role of Elvis in the acclaimed production of HEARTBREAK HOTEL at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway World called Clendening's performance at the Ogunquit "spectacular." The Portland Press Herald says, "Clendening channels Elvis's unforgettable vocals with an uncanniness that brings thrilling goose bumps..." and the Boston Post Gazette hails, "[Clendening] is able to rock out with the raw energy of Presley while always retaining that shyness that made him so charming."

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," "Tutti Frutti," "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."

"We're excited to debut HEARTBREAK HOTEL in Chicago, a city known for its dynamic arts and entertainment scene," said Corey Salter, EVP of Celebrity and Entertainment at ABG. "This is the only Broadway musical that tells the remarkable story of Elvis' rise to fame and we are thrilled with the momentum it has picked up."

"For those who long for another trip down memory lane with Elvis, for those that want to recreate the excitement of Million Dollar Quartet, and for those that want to dance in their seats - don't miss this show!" Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago said.

Full casting will be announced in the coming months.


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