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Get amped at this hilarious '80s musical comedy packed with Huey Lewis's hits.
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About The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway

Do you believe in love? You will after seeing The Heart of Rock and Roll, a raucous '80s love story powered by the music of Huey Lewis and the News. Get The Heart of Rock and Roll tickets on TodayTix, and see Corey Cott and McKenzie Kurtz star in this rockin' new musical comedy.

A wannabe rock star-turned-corporate worker meets the boss's daughter with dreams of being the boss herself. Just when both their dreams seem out of reach, they start to fall for each other — and the power of love and friendship might just be the key to finding the lives they want.

Laugh nonstop and hear totally tubular songs like "The Power of Love" and "Hip to Be Square" at this hilarious and heartfelt show, which New York Theatre Guide hailed as "a good, old-fashioned great time." Even if you don't know every word of Lewis's discography, you'll love the nostalgia, high energy, and irresistible romance that make The Heart of Rock and Roll one of Broadway's most fun nights out.

Get ready to laugh; get ready to love; get ready to rock. Get tickets to The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway!

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

March 29th, 2024

End date

June 23rd, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 8+. No children under 4 are permitted in the theater.

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684 Reviews

Ron Reviews Theatre

Ron Reviews Theatre

44 Reviews | 27 Followers
95
High-energy choreo, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're looking for a fun night out on Broadway. This show is pure fun. Pure energy. Inventive choreography. Several stand out performances.

Don’t see it if Likely not a Pulitzer in its future - so if you're looking for deep theatre, Enemy of the People is probably more appropriate.

RickOnBway

RickOnBway

68 Reviews | 30 Followers
90
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like fun shows! This is a very fun show for the entire family. It's very relatable. Throwback to the '80s in style, substance, music

Don’t see it if Jukebox musicals, fun, 80's based musicals are not your thing. (If you're looking for a more serious Broadway play go see Patriots.)

Vincent Corazza

Vincent Corazza

149 Reviews | 22 Followers
90
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Huey Lewis & the News + you love jukebox musicals with a clever book & some fabulously funny performances. We had a BLAST!!!

Don’t see it if you want a more traditional musical or you're not a fan of jukebox scores but if you want to have a good time Go See This Show. It's Awesome

JoeyFranko

JoeyFranko

1223 Reviews | 487 Followers
90
Great singing, Great dancing, Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You’d like a surprisingly good, smart book. Completely original. This is NOT Huey Lewis’s story. Fun. Cast sings/acts terrific! Set pops!

Don’t see it if You hate Huey Lewis’s music or if 80’s nostalgia makes your skin crawl. It’s not over done. It’s all great fun in my opinion.

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Stars on stage

Corey Cott

Corey Cott

McKenzie Kurtz

McKenzie Kurtz

The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Jonathan A. Abrams, from a story by Tyler Mitchell and Abrams
Songs by: Huey Lewis and The News
Director: Gordon Greenberg
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Cast list: Corey Cott (as Bobby), McKenzie Kurtz (as Cassandra), Josh Breckenridge (as Wyatt), F. Michael Haynie (as Glenn), Zoe Jensen (as Paige), Tamika Lawrence (as Roz), Raymond J. Lee (as JJ), John-Michael Lyles (as Eli), Orville Mendoza (as Fjord), Billy Harrigan Tighe (as Tucker), John Dossett (as Stone)
Design: Derek McLane Costumes: Jen Caprio
Lighting: Japhy Weideman
Sound: John Shivers
Other info: Hair, wig, and makeup design by Nikiya Mathis; music direction by Will Van Dyke; music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer

Venue

138 West 48th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

2 wheelchair spaces

More information about The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway

The Heart of Rock and Roll musical follows Bobby, who takes up a corporate job at a Milwaukee box factory after his band keeps flopping. There, he meets Cassandra, the owner's daughter who wants to prove her own leadership chops, and romance blossoms.

The songs, like the story, are rooted in the '80s. During the '80s and '90s, Huey Lewis and the News scored 19 top 10 singles across three Billboard charts: Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and Mainstream Rock. All five of their albums from 1982-91 reached the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 album chart and were certified Gold, Platinum, or Multi-platinum. Not to mention that the band achieved its peak when "The Power of Love" got an Oscar nomination.

That doesn't mean Lewis and his band are any less popular now, and the premiere of The Heart of Rock and Roll in New York proves that. The show also enjoyed audience success for its 2018 world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe.

What to watch for

  • "Hip to Be Square" is a song about how it's cool to be uncool. But The Heart of Rock and Roll takes the title more literally, working it into a number set at the box factory. (Boxes are square — get it?)
  • The power of love is now twice as strong. That Huey Lewis megahit appears not only in the The Heart of Rock and Roll musical, but also in Back to the Future on Broadway!
  • Lewis's music also features in another musical that's as far from a rom-com as you can get: American Psycho. Talk about range!
  • "The Heart of Rock & Roll," the song that gives the musical its name, won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form in 1986. The song is from the band's 1983 album Sports.
  • Huey Lewis and the News were originally called Huey Lewis and the American Express, but they changed it so the same-named credit card company wouldn't sue them.

Important Information

Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

No weapons permitted on the premises. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary.

All items are subject to inspection. Anything brought into the theatre must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway about?

Feel the power of love at this musical rom-com featuring the songs of Huey Lewis and the News. Hits like "Do You Believe in Love," "Hip to Be Square," and the title track score the story of a wannabe rockstar and aspiring corporate boss who help each other chase their dreams — and find love along the way.

Which theatre is The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway at?

The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway is at New York's James Earl Jones Theatre, which is located at 138 West 48th Street, New York, 10036.

What is the age recommendation for The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway?

Ages 8+. No children under 4 are permitted in the theater.

What is the running time of The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway?

The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway runs for 2hr 30min. Incl. 15min intermission.

How do you get tickets for The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway?

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Who wrote The Heart of Rock and Roll?

Jonathan A. Abrams wrote the book for The Heart of Rock and Roll based on a story by him and Tyler Mitchell. All the songs in the show are written by Grammy-winning band Huey Lewis and the News.

Who directed 'The Heart of Rock and Roll'?

Gordon Greenberg directs The Heart of Rock and Roll. He previously directed the Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn on Broadway, and he directed Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors off Broadway earlier in the 2023-24 season.

What are the songs in The Heart of Rock and Roll?

All the songs in The Heart of Rock and Roll are Huey Lewis and the News hits. They include "The Power of Love," "Do You Believe in Love," "Heart and Soul," "Hip to Be Square," "Stuck With You," and "Workin' for a Livin'."

Is The Heart of Rock and Roll appropriate for kids?

The Heart of Rock and Roll is suitable for kids 8 and up.

Is The Heart of Rock and Roll good?

The Heart of Rock and Roll is a fun, feel-good rom-com packed with some of the greatest hits of the '80s and '90s. It's impossible not to feel the power of love at this energetic show!

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