Sony/ATV Music Publishing revealed today (June 13) that it will be a co-producer and investor of the brand new Elvis Presley stage musical, Heartbreak Hotel.
The musical, written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, is a prequel to the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet. The story recounts the astonishing early life of Presley, whose pioneering recordings with record producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records propelled Presley to worldwide fame.
Sony/ATV has also agreed to license to Heartbreak Hotel more than a dozen songs recorded by Presley. These include some of his successful early hits, such as “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Mystery Train,” Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Rip It Up” as well as “Heartbreak Hotel,” Presley’s first Billboard pop No. 1.