Million Dollar Quartet producer and book writer Floyd Mutrux is readying Baby, It's You for a winter 2011 Broadway bow, according to Variety. The musical is a biography of composer Florence Greenberg, who penned hit songs such as "Dedicated to the One I Love" for the 60s girl group the Shirelles. Baby, It's You premiered at Los Angeles' Coast Playhouse before transferring to the Pasadena Playhouse, where director Sheldon Epps joined the production in November 2009. Epps will co-helm with Mutrux on Broadway. No theater or casting has been announced.
Baby, It's You is the second of five shows (preceded by Million Dollar Quartet) in Mutrux's planned "American Pop Anthology" series which focuses on American music from the 1950s to the 1980s. Mutrux will produce the series under his production company of the same name. Other planneds shows include Heartbreak Hotel, the story of Elvis and his manager Colonel Tom Parker (which Mutrux likens to a prequel to Million Dollar Quartet); The Boy From New York City, following the rise of the radio payola scandals thanks to record producer George Goldner; and the musical fantasy Lonesome Town, which takes place in a purgatory-esque environment where deceased rock greats Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson and others gather to play their hits and tell their life stories.
Million Dollar Quartet marked Mutrux's first time working on Broadway. He has directed several films, including the rock-inspired American Hot Wax, The Hollywood Knights and There Goes My Baby.