Elvis People to Play New World Stages

News   Elvis People to Play New World Stages Previews for Doug Grissom's new play, Elvis People, will begin June 6 at New World Stages/Stage 1.

Directed by Henry Wishcamper, the production will officially open June 21. Casting will be announced shortly.

"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."

Elvis People will play Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $41 (previews) and $65 (after opening), are available by calling (212) 239-6200.

A special performance will be held Aug. 16 on the 30th anniversary of Presley's death. The evening, priced $99, will also include a post-show reception and talkback.

New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For more information visit www.elvispeople.com.