A big hunk o’ love to Elvis

play review /// ‘All Shook Up’


ROUSTABOUT—Brent Ramirez as Chad and Natalia Vivino as Natalie in “All Shook Up,” closing Sunday. Courtesy of Paul Cranmer

In the wake of the success of “Mamma Mia” in 2001, a tidal wave of “jukebox musicals” came on the scene. Based on the catalogs of rock-era icons, they included hits like “Jersey Boys” (the Four Seasons) and “Movin’ Out” (Billy Joel).

One that got lost in the mix was the 2005 Elvis Presley musical “All Shook Up,” playwright Joe DiPietro’s (“Memphis”) first Broadway effo...

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