Old Globe Theatre

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Huey Lewis and the News are the inspiration behind “The Heart of Rock & Roll.” Photo is provided by Richard Frollini.

The Old Globe’s 2018–2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams and story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams. It will be directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Lorin Latarro and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer. The “Heart of Rock & Roll” will be presented by special arrangement with Tyler Mitchell, W. Leo Kiely, Bill Kiely, Whitney Kiely Moehle, and Tamar Climan.

“The Heart of Rock & Roll” will run September 6 – October 21, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

An electrifying world premiere musical comedy inspired by the songs of one of the most beloved and iconic acts in music history, Huey Lewis and the News. Mainstays on the Chicago dive bar circuit, Bobby and his band are hustling for their big break. But after their latest rejection, Bobby decides it’s “Hip to Be Square,” trades in his guitar, and starts “Workin’ for a Livin’” in corporate America. His boss, Cassandra, has struggles of her own, having sacrificed her personal life for the company. When they both get a shot at their dreams—for Bobby, another crack at rock stardom, and for Cassandra, a chance to become CEO—they must decide “If This Is It” for their careers, or if “The Power of Love” triumphs over all. “The Heart of Rock & Roll” celebrates the classic songs of Huey Lewis and the News in this heartwarming and hilarious new musical.

The Broadway veterans in the cast include Matt Doyle as Bobby, and Katie Rose Clarke as Cassandra.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 234-5623, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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