Casting Announced for Broadway's All Shook Up

News   Casting Announced for Broadway's All Shook Up Complete casting has been announced for All Shook Up, the new original musical comedy about a small town shaken awake by a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger.

Jarrod Emick and Jennifer Gambatese
Jarrod Emick and Jennifer Gambatese

Jarrod Emick, Jennifer Gambatese, Jonathan Hadary, Leah Hocking, Nikki M. James, John Jellison, Alix Korey, Mark Price and Sharon Wilkins will head a cast that also features Justin Brill, Paul Castree, Cara Cooper, Randy A. Davis, Jennie Ford, Curtis Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson, Trisha Jeffrey, Michelle Kittrell, Anika Larsen, Michael X. Martin, John Eric Parker, Justin Patterson, Jenelle Lynn Randall, Michael James Scott, Jenny-Lynn Suckling and Virginia Woodruff.

Featuring a score made up of tunes Elvis Presley made famous, All Shook Up will play the Palace Theatre starting Feb. 20, 2005. Opening is March 24.

Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) fashioned the original libretto to All Shook Up.

Directed by Christopher Ashley, All Shook Up will receive its world premiere in Chicago in a five-week, pre Broadway engagement at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Dec. 21, 2004-Jan. 23, 2005. Ken Roberson is the musical's choreographer.

* "A new musical comedy set in 1955, All Shook Up is not a biographical revue," according to the announcement. "Somewhere in middle America – one girl's wish and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather jacketed, guitar playing stranger will lead a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. This irresistible new musical features 24 legendary Elvis classics including 'Heartbreak Hotel,' 'Love Me Tender,' 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Can’t Help Falling in Love' and 'All Shook Up.'"

Designers are David Rockwell (scenic), David C. Woolard (costume) and Donald Holder (lighting).

All Shook Up is produced by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Stanley Buchthal and Miramax Films, in association with Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Karen Jason and Barney Rosenzweig.