Heartbreak Hotel

His singular name still evokes immediate recognition from people all over the world. This official Elvis Presley bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and incomparable icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. Trapped in a moment of crisis, his younger self guides him through pivotal moments of his life that led him to become “The King of Rock and Roll.” Heartbreak Hotel features over 40 Elvis hits and iconic songs including, “That’s All Right,” “All Shook Up,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Are You Lonesome,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Roles
1F, 6M, 9 Ensemble
Musicians
9
Acts
2
Duration
2 hours

Music

Creators

Sean Cercone

Sean Cercone

Writer Prior to launching Broadway Licensing, Cercone served as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional and International Licensing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). Since 2011, Cercone helped build TRW...

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David Abbinanti

David Abbinanti

Writer David Abbinanti is a national award-winning composer, songwriter and orchestrator. Credits include Elvis: The Musical (Book co-written with Sean Cercone, Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music...

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Orchestrations

9 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Reed 1
Reed 2
Trumpet
Trombone
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Bass
Drums

Casting

Elvis Presley
Male - 19-33
The King of Rock and Roll. A good-looking leading man. Great singer.

Young Elvis
Male - 10
Strong actor and singer.

Gladys Presley
Female - 33-46
Elvis’ mother and closest person in his life. Strong, Southern Woman. Overly-doting on Elvis but doesn’t put up with any BS. Strong Actress.

Sam Phillips
Male - 21-35
Elvis’ first producer. Outspoken, tough but sensitive southern man. Had a true ear and passion for authentic music, especially “Rockabilly.” Strong actor.

Colonel Tom Parker
Male - 46-59
Elvis’ unscrupulous manager. Driven purely by profit. Cigar-smoking, a big presence, former carnival barker and con-artist.

Scotty Moore
Male - 22-35
Elvis’ first lead guitarist. Also should be good straight-comedic actor.

Bill Black
Male - 18-31
Elvis’ first bass player. A real goofball. The yin to Scotty’s yang.

Ensemble
Male & Female
5F, 4M - Consisting of many roles and voice ranges.

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

16 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Rehearsal Piano Score

This piano score is a reduction of the full orchestra, designed to be used during the rehearsal process. All vocal parts are included in this score.

Instrumentation

Piano/Conductor, Keyboard 2, Reed 1, Reed 2, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums

Promotional Resources

Heartbreak Hotel Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Heartbreak Hotel Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Heartbreak Hotel Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Archival Video License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license. This allows you to record one performance for your internal archives only. This archival copy can be distributed to your cast and crew. The archival recording cannot be distributed or posted online. Archival License availability varies by title and all requests must be approved by Broadway Licensing Global.

$150

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

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TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Credits

Written by
Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti

Based on a Concept by
Floyd Mutrux

Heartbreak Hotel

By Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by David Abbinanti

Based on a concept by Floyd Mutrux