NEW YORK – Two new musicals about Elvis Presley are in the works.
The first -- which is being developed by Los Angeles-based Immortal Entertainment -- is about the legendary romance between Presley and his wife, the former Priscilla Beaulieu.
Though the late King's widow is working with Immortal, that production does not have the rights to Presley's music, so the show will have to use other songs from the era.
It could take at least a year to get a show up and running, and the company plans to conduct a nationwide talent search for the lead parts of Elvis and Priscilla.
The producers of the other Presley musical in the works -- Can't Help Falling in Love -- did land the rights to Presley tunes three years ago.
Their show, however, is not about Presley's life.
It's about the effect of his music on a small town in the middle America.
The show is being written by Joe DiPietro, who wrote the long-running I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
DiPietro plans to use such Presley standards as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up."