The Heart Of Rock And Roll on Broadway Show Recently Closed

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ORCH $152
MEZZ $142
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The Heart Of Rock And Roll Summary

  • Show Status: Recently Closed
  • Genre: Jukebox Musical
  • The Heart Of Rock And Roll is 2 hours 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 9, 2024
  • Show Opened : April 22, 2024
  • Show Closed: June 23, 2024

Huey Lewis inspired show where a talented musician is on a journey to find success in the music business and along the way he encounters various characters, navigates personal and professional challenges, and learns valuable life lessons.

The Heart Of Rock And Roll on Broadway Background

Huey Lewis Hit Single

The Heart of Rock & Roll" was originally a song performed by Huey Lewis and the News, released as the third single from their 1983 album Sports in 1984. The single peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

This song and the Huey Lewis life story inspired the show that went on to perform in San Diego and then onto Broadway,

2018 Production at San Diego's Old Globe

The 2018 production starred Orville Mendoza as Fjord, Katie Rose Clarke as Cassandra, Matt Doyle as Bobby, James Royce Edwards as Ensemble, and Robert Pendilla as Ensemble. The Heart of Rock & Roll, ran September 6 – October 21, 2018 at The Old Globe.

Broadway Run Cancelled Early

The Heart of Rock and Roll was set to run to January 2025, but plays its final Broadway performance on June 23, 2024 . At closing, the production played 24 previews and 72 performances. The show was closed dur to lack of audience and poor ticket sales.

Show Was A Financial Disaster

Ticket sales for this show were abysmal and the show was often in the bottom three of Broadway shows in terms of popularity (often making only $270K per week - with operating costs of over $500K). The average ticket price for this show also hovered around $60, but many tickets were given out for free, which dragged the number down even further. Most weeks only half of the theatre actually had butts in seats. The show was never able to get a footing on Broadway.

What's The Heart Of Rock And Roll Like?

The Heart of Rock & Roll is a musical inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News. The show features classic hits from the band, such as "The Power of Love" and "Hip to Be Square," and weaves them into a narrative set in the world of the music industry.

The story revolves around Bobby, a talented musician, and his journey to find success and love in the competitive music business. Along the way, he encounters various characters, navigates personal and professional challenges, and learns valuable life lessons.

The musical celebrates the enduring power and universal appeal of rock music while exploring themes of ambition, friendship, and romance.

Is The Heart Of Rock And Roll Good for Kids?

Rock and Roll contains some adult material and is only intended for audiences over the age of 16

The Heart Of Rock And Roll at TKTS Ticket Stands

Below is the discount ticket availability for this show at the TKTS ticket booths.

Booth Discount Price Today's Show Time
Times Square Closed (50%) Closed ($60-105) 3:00 PM
Lincoln Center Closed (50%) Closed ($60-105) 8:00 PM

Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,092
Entrance: 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre Seating Chart

The Heart Of Rock And Roll Marquee

The Heart Of Rock And Roll Marquee

Cast Members

Bobby
Corey Cott
Cassandra
McKenzie Kurtz

Producers

Hunter Arnold

Tyler Mitchell

Production Credits

Director
Gordon Greenberg
Choreographer
Lorin Latarro

Creative Team

Music Supervisor
Brian Usifer
Music Director
Will Van Dyke
Book
Jonathan Abrams