ALL SHOOK UP: A Broadway Success Story? You bet!
March 18, 2011 / Posted by TRW
The success of the current ALL SHOOK UP National Tour is another great feather in this much storied show’s blue suede cap. Produced by the Prather Entertainment Group (PEG), the tour is currently on a 50-city run that’s been SRO from New York to California.
The PEG tour rolls-out a stellar production to showcase an immensely talented cast of twenty who gamely deliver ALL SHOOK UP‘s irresistible Elvis songs matched with Joe DiPietro‘s rapid-fire riff on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Like the regional, community and school productions that came before it, the PEG tour is earning rave reviews.
ALL SHOOK UP, one of a wave of Jukebox Musicals that crested in New York and London in the 2000′s, hit Broadway in 2005, with break-out performances from Cheyenne Jackson and Jenn Gambatese. Broadway, and the West End perfected the Jukebox Musical phenom in the first decade of the new century and it’s no wonder. Depending on your definition of what is now an widely recognized genre of Musical Theatre, no fewer than 40 new Jukes were launched in the ‘ots! From 2001′s LOVE, JANIS to the just-closed FELA!, musicals featuring the assembled songs of beloved artists or eras have become a defining part of the modern Musical Theatre landscape.
ALL SHOOK UP played for over 200 performances during its Broadway run. Not a long run by Broadway’s measure, but very effective indeed for propelling the show into a new theatrical orbit! The appeal of the Elvis music is pure magic and with a hilarious, romantic and endlessly clever book by DiPietro (MEMPHIS), the show is achieving a new success, especially with schools and community theatres. ALL SHOOK UP is now enjoying its 5th year of licensing with TRW.
Catch the PEG tour in one of these upcoming cities and get in on the fun and excitement of ALL SHOOK UP!
March 22, 2011 Charlestown, WV
March 23, 2011 Mansfield, OH
March 25, 2011 Morristown, NJ
March 26, 2011 West Point, NY
March 27, 2011 Bayside, NY
March 29, 2011 Rockford, IL
March 30, 2011 Elyria, OH
March 31, 2011 Byron Center, MI
April 1-2, 2011 Aurora, IL
April 3, 2011 La Crosse, WI
April 5-17, 2011 Dayton, OH
Since the age of sixteen my adventures in musical theater have taken me all over the country. For the next six months I will be coast hopping between New York and LA. Here are my stories.