Attack of the Elvis Impersonators Musical to Close

Off-Broadway News   Attack of the Elvis Impersonators Musical to Close
The musical comedy will wrap up its Off-Broadway engagement at Theatre Row this month.
Eric Sciotto and company
Eric Sciotto and company

The New York premiere of Lory Lazarus’ Attack of the Elvis Impersonators will play its final performance Off-Broadway July 30. The musical comedy, about the soul of Elvis returning to Earth, debuted at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row earlier this spring.

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators began performances June 1 and officially opened June 15. At the time of closing, the show will have played 14 previews and 49 regular performances.

The musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lazarus, direction by Don Stephenson, and choreography by Melissa Zaremba. Music direction, arrangements, and orchestrations are by Benjamin Rauhala.

The Off-Broadway cast is made up of Eric Sciotto, Laura Woyasz, Curtis Wiley, Michael Biren, Jim Borstelmann, Jesse Carrey-Beaver, Badia Farha, Warren Kelley, Jeff Kready, Whit K. Lee,Alexandra Palkovic, Emily Jeanne Phillips, Catherine Walker, and Jayme Wappel.

In the new musical, the ghost of Elvis inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history and convinces his disciples that in order to bring peace to the planet, the entire human race must impersonate Elvis and convert to the new religion: Hound Dog.

The creative team features set designer Paul Tate dePoo III, costume designer Tracy Christensen, lighting designer Travis McHale, sound designer Josh Liebert, and projection designer Shawn Duan. The music team includes Jeremy Yaddow, Steve Marks, and Mark McCarron. The production stage manager is Jaimie Van Dyke. General management is by Rachel Esman of DTE Management. Lawrence Rosner is producer.

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