“ The Heart of Rock and Roll ”, the musical comedy by Huey Lewis and the News, will arrive in New York next spring.
The heart of Rock and Roll will finally beat on Broadway, with the musical comedy of Huey Lewis and the News scheduled to premiere in New York next spring.
Previews for the musical begin March 29 at the James Earl Jones Theater, with the official premiere scheduled for April 22. Casting for the Broadway production has not yet been announced.
Mr Lewis celebrated the news with a video posted on social media: “ I first fell in love with Broadway when I played the role of Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago in 2009did he declare. And I continue to believe that musical theater, because it is so demanding, is also the most rewarding form of artistic expression. We have been working on our show for a long time and we are very proud of it. It’s funny and smart, it’s got a lot of heart, and while I don’t star in it and it’s not about my life, it has all of our greatest songs… Needless to say, we’re very excited about it. idea of presenting our show in the most prestigious place in the world, Broadway, in New York. »
According to the show’s website, The Heart of Rock and Roll is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a “ thirty-something couple who know exactly what they want from life – until they find each other “. The show was first announced in 2018 and premiered at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. The book was written by Jonathan A. Abrams, based on a story by Abrams and Tyler Mitchell. Gordon Greenberg directs, while Lorin Lataro is the choreographer. As Lewis noted, the musical will cover some of the group’s biggest hits like ” Power of Love “, ” Hip to Be Square “, ” If This Is It “, ” I Want a New Drug ” And ” Back in Time “.