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The Heart of Rock & Roll

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

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

A World Premiere Musical
Inspired by the music 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

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 finding the woman of his dreams —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.”

The Heart of Rock & Roll is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

 Press Release

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