Heartbreak Hotel, Moulin Rouge!, The Jimmy Awards and Head Over Heels

Heartbreak Hotel, Moulin Rouge!, The Jimmy Awards and Head Over Heels

CATEGORY: Starlight
TAGS: Broadway Beat Head Over Heels Heartbreak Hotel Jimmy A Moulin Rouge

On this week’s episode, Heartbreak Hotel prepares to rock-and-roll in Chicago, Moulin Rouge! is brought to life on stage, young stars shine at the 2018 Jimmy Awards and Head Over Heels “Go-Go’s” to Broadway!

'Million Dollar Quartet' prequel 'Heartbreak Hotel' makes Chicago debut

Heartbreak Hotel, a new musical that follows the story of Elvis Presley’s rise to fame, begins its run at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago this month. Eddie Clendening is back starring as Elvis after portraying the rock and roll icon in the original Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet. The show features dozens of hit Elvis songs including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Shake Rattle and Roll” and, of course, “Heartbreak Hotel.” This rockin’ new musical’s limited engagement at Broadway Playhouse runs through September 9.

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Moulin Rouge! Musical Delays Start of Boston World Premiere

Moulin Rouge

The stage musical adaptation of Moulin Rouge! will debute on July 10 at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, the musical features many of the hit songs from the 2001 movie, as well as additional numbers that have been written in the 17 years since the film's release. Aaron Tveit will portray Christian, an ambitious, lovesick writer, who falls in love with a dazzling chanteuse named Satine, played by Karen Olivo. Moulin Rouge! Plays through August 19 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre.

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Jimmy Awards Celebrate First Decade

The Jimmy Awards

The 10th annual Jimmy Awards were held this past week at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. The show celebrates outstanding student theatrical achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance. Starlight Blue Star Award winners Lauryn Hurley and Sam Aubuchon represented Kansas City at this year’s Jimmy Awards. For a full list of participants and winners, visit jimmyawards.com.

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Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels Begins Performances on Broadway

Head Over Heels

The new musical Head Over Heels, set to the music of all-female rock band The GoGo's, opened June 23 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. This inspired mash-up of posh and punk delivers an experience unlike you've ever seen - and features hit songs "We Got The Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "Vacation" among many more, from the same team that brought us the hits Next to Normal and Spring Awakening.

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