Doug Grissom's play began previews June 6 and officially opened June 21. Directed by Henry Wishcamper, Elvis People featured Jordan Gelber, Jenny Maguire, David McCann, Nick Newell, Nell Page and Ed Sala. The creative team also included Cameron Anderson (scenic design), Teresa Squire (costume design), Robert Robins (lighting design), Graham Johnson (sound design), Erin Kennedy Lunsford (wig, hair and make-up design), Maya Ciarrocchi (video and projection design) and Lorelei Esser (properties design).
"No performer before or since," read Elvis People press notes, "has had the impact of Elvis Presley: from that first groundbreaking appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' to Las Vegas to Graceland; American Demographics reports that 84% of all Americans say their lives have been touched by Elvis in some way. Now, in this new play . . . you will meet some of the funny and touching cast of characters whose lives were forever changed by 'The King' as [playwright] Grissom traces the influence of Presley on our culture."
Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200.
New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.