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Heart of Rock and Roll

September 6 – October 21, 2018
(Opening night: Friday, September 14)

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

World premiere new musical
Inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News
Book by Jonathan Abrams
Story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Choreography by Lorin Latarro
Music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer
Heart of Rock and Roll will be presented by special arrangement with Tyler Mitchell, W. Leo Kiely, Bill Kiely, Whitney Kiely Moehle, and Tamar Climan

With chart-topping songs such as “Hip to Be Square,” “Do You Believe in Love,” “Workin’ for a Livin’,” and the Academy Award-nominated “The Power of Love,” Huey Lewis is one of the most beloved musicians of his generation. Now his high-energy hits will keep your heart still beatin’ at this irrepressible world premiere musical. Bobby is a former rock singer who has traded in his guitar for a stable job in corporate America. He’s on the verge of closing the ultimate business deal and winning the girl of his dreams (who’s also the CEO’s daughter)—that is, if he doesn’t jeopardize everything by reuniting with his band for another shot at rock-and-roll glory. Rediscover Huey Lewis and the News’s heart-pumping classics in this hilarious and electrifying new musical about holding onto your dreams and never losing the thrill of the “heart of rock and roll.”

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Huey Lewis and the News. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Richard Frollini.
Huey Lewis and the News. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Richard Frollini.
Huey Lewis. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Huey Lewis. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Jonathan Abrams. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Jonathan Abrams. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Tyler Mitchell. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Tyler Mitchell. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Gordon Greenberg. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Susan Stripling.
Gordon Greenberg. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Susan Stripling.
Lorin Latarro. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Lorin Latarro. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Brian Usifer. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Brian Usifer. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Derek McLane. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Derek McLane. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Paloma Young. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Paloma Young. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Howell Binkley. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Daniel A Swalec.
Howell Binkley. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Daniel A Swalec.
John Shivers. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
John Shivers. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
David Patridge. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
David Patridge. Heart of Rock and Roll will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 21, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.