Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!

Yesterday evening, Gore took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in the special encore. 

Gore is a singer/songwriter with over two dozen hits to her name including such iconic songs as "Judy's Turn To Cry," "She's A Fool," "That's the Way Boys Are," "Maybe I Know," "You Don't Own Me" and the classic smash hit, "It's My Party."

The cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Tony Award(r) winner Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Tony Award(r) nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown) and Elizabeth Stanley (Cry-Baby).

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, 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 and 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 jam sessions of all time.

Inspired by the actual event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Riders in the Sky," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

In addition, to Kreis' Tony(r) for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET received Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis), a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League Nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Lance Guest & Levi Kreis).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for Broadway 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 by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America, and James L. Nederlander.

The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, for information about the Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit wwwithMillionDollarQuartetLive.com.

Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online wwwTicketMaster.com, by calling 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Million Dollar Quartet Cast

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore with Robert Britton Lyons & Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore with cast members: Corey Kaiser, Elizabeth Stanley, Larry Lelli, Robert Britton Lyons, Hunter Foster, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis & Eddie Clendening

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!
Lesley Gore with cast members: Corey Kaiser, Elizabeth Stanley, Larry Lelli, Robert Britton Lyons, Hunter Foster, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis & Eddie Clendeni

Photo Coverage: Lesley Gore Joins MDQ Onstage!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.