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Sony/ATV partners on new Elvis musical

By | Published on Monday 16 July 2018

Heartbreak Hotel

Music publisher Sony/ATV has got itself a co-producer credit on a new Elvis musical by bunging a few quid at it. Or dollars, probably. Money, anyway. The show – titled ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ – is a prequel to the existing ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ stage show.

Says Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier: “Elvis Presley is the ultimate music icon who not only totally transformed music but changed the world. I am proud that Sony/ATV is now involved as a co-producer and investor of ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, which will not only serve as a fantastic reminder to everyone like me who grew up with Elvis just how unique and special he was, but will be a terrific way for a new audience to discover the music and life of the king of rock n roll”.

The show, written by ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ co-creator Floyd Mutrux, features a whole load of Elvis hits, which Sony/ATV has graciously agreed to license to the project it already stands to profit from. Those songs include ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, obviously, ‘Hound Dog’, Jailhouse Rock’, Mystery Train’ and ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’.

The show, which stars Eddie Clendening as Elvis, had its premiere at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago last night.