On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, and betrayal featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," " Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.
"This thrilling Broadway musical brings you inside the recording studio with four iconic talents for one unforgettable night" said Aubrey Dan, president Dancap Productions. "Don't miss your chance to experience the birth of Rock n' Roll through the sensational music and the personal stories of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. If you loved Jersey Boys, I know you will also love Million Dollar Quartet!"
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Timescalled the show, "a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy," New York Magazine labeled it, "a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks," and NY1 called it, "90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment." The musical continues its successful New York engagement at New World Stages.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for the national tour includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced on Broadway by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America and James L. Nederlander.
Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. is a Tony Award®- winning commercial theatre company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dancap's international and Broadway production and investment credits include: Jersey Boys, Wicked, In the Heights, The Farnsworth Invention, Tom Stoppard's Rock and Roll, [Title of Show], A Little Night Music, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Memphis, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, The Addams Family, Ghost The Musical and the recent Broadway openings of Leap of Faith and A Streetcar Named Desire. The 2012 Dancap Subscription Series in Toronto included presentations of American Idiot, In The Heights, andShrek The Musical, and will conclude with West Side Story, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, and Million Dollar Quartet.www.DancapTickets.com