Elvis Has Left the Building: All Shook Up Will Shutter on Broadway Sept. 25

By Robert Simonson
September 25, 2005

The cast and crew of All Shook Up, the Elvis-inspired musical, will check into Heartbreak Hotel Sept. 25, when their production officially ends its Broadway run at the Palace Theatre.

All Shook Up, which stars Cheyenne Jackson and Jenn Gambatese, began previews on Broadway Feb. 20 with an official opening March 24. The musical will have played 33 previews and 213 regular performances. A national tour of the musical, according to a press statement, is being planned.

All Shook Up, which boasts a cast of 30, also features Jonathan Hadary, Leah Hocking, Curtis Holbrook, Nikki M. James, John Jellison, Alix Korey, Mark Price and Sharon Wilkins. The musical has a book by Joe DiPietro, choreography by Ken Roberson with additional choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Christopher Ashley directed.

All Shook Up tells the story of "a small town girl (Gambatese) who dreams of hitting the open road, and the guitar-playing stranger (Jackson) who brings romance, rebellion and rock 'n' roll into her life." Among the Presley tunes heard in the show are "Heartbreak Hotel," "Burning Love," "Love Me Tender," "Can't Help Falling in Love," "Jailhouse Rock," "Blue Suede Shoes," "A Little Less Conversation," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up."