*** Recommended *** I’ve been an Elvis fan forever, so I was really looking forward to seeing “Heartbreak Hotel”, a new jukebox musical about Elvis Presley’s early career. Although the music was toe-tapping good, the story just didn’t live up to the hype. I felt like I was watching a mash-up of “Memphis” and “Million Dollar Quartet”. If you missed those musicals, you’ll enjoy this one. 3 Spotlights
“Heartbreak Hotel” runs through September 9th at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. Parking is available at a reduced rate in the Water Tower Place garage. Be sure to get a validation ticket from the usher.
Running time is 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. There are additional 2:00 performances on Wednesdays August 8th and 22nd. Tickets range from $30-$75. FYI (312) 977-1710, (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.