Lory Lazarus’ new musical, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, in which the soul of Elvis returns to Earth to convince the human race to be his—you guessed it—impersonators, is set to have its New York premiere at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row beginning June 1. The Off-Broadway engagement will officially open June 15, with tickets currently selling through September 24.
Attack of the Elvis Impersonators features a book, music and lyrics by Lazarus, direction by Don Stephenson, and choreography by Melissa Zaremba.
In the new musical, the ghost of Elvis inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history and convinces his disciples that in order to bring peace to the planet, the entire human race must impersonate Elvis and convert to the new religion: Hound Dog.
While working as a host at a New York City restaurant in the 1980s, creator Lazarus saw a cabaret skit about an Elvis impersonator and immediately thought: “What would happen if there were thousands of Elvis impersonators… nay, millions of them, taking over the planet?” He wrote a song for his band to perform at the time but nothing came of it until several years later, when he decided to revisit the material and pen a complete musical.
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