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Huey Lewis and the News Musical to Premiere in San Diego

The Old Globe will be the first to present ”Heart of Rock and Roll”.

Huey Lewis and the News.
Huey Lewis and the News.
(© Richard Frollini)

The Huey Lewis and the News musical Heart of Rock and Roll will kick off the 2018-19 season at San Diego's Old Globe. Featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams, a story by Abrams and Tyler Mitchell, the production will run September 6-October 21 under the direction of Gordon Greenberg.

With chart-topping songs such as "Hip to Be Square," "Do You Believe in Love," "Workin' for a Livin'," and "The Power of Love," the musical follows 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.

The creative team includes Lorin Latarro (choreography), Brian Usifer (musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations), Derek McLane (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), and John Shivers and David Patridge (sound design).

Casting will be announced at a later date.