CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) – Sony/ATV has snagged itself a co-producer credit on the new Elvis musical, Heartbreak Hotel, after announcing its investment in the Broadway show late last week.
Heartbreak Hotel, which was written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, is being billed as a prequel to the existing Million Dollar Quartet stage show. It features a whole host of Elvis hits including, “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Mystery Train,” and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” among countless others, all of which were licensed directly from Sony/ATV.
Of the investment, Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier said: “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”.
Heartbreak Hotel, which stars Eddie Clendening as Elvis, premiered at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago over the weekend.