PHOTO CALL: A Little Bit of Elvis Gets Them All Shook Up in Chicago

News   PHOTO CALL: A Little Bit of Elvis Gets Them All Shook Up in Chicago
 
In addition to Monty Python's Spamalot, Chicago is currently playing host to another Broadway-bound new musical. All Shook Up, featuring the music of the King of Rock 'n Roll Elvis Presley, is tuning up before it's New York run.
Cheyenne Jackson in All Shook Up
Cheyenne Jackson in All Shook Up

The new musical uses some of Elvis' most popular songs - among them "Blue Suede Shoes," "That's All Right, Mama," and "Can't Help Falling in Love" - to tell the story of sparring lovers and surprise couplings in 1955 America.

Librettist Joe DiPietro, musical director/arranger Stephen Oremus, choreographer Ken Roberson and director Christopher Ashley are leading the production, which stars Cheyenne Jackson, through a series of try-out performances in Chicago, before heading to Broadway's Palace Theatre on February 20. Opening night is set for March 24.

Photos are by Joan Marcus


The company during a performance of <i>All Shook Up</i>
The company during a performance of All Shook Up
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