Photo Coverage: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Performance Arrivals!

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET celebrated its opening night yesterday evening on Sunday, April 11, 2010. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the performance arrivals!

The cast includes the acclaimed original "quartet" from the Chicago company: Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis, and Rob Lyons who are each making their Broadway debuts in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. They are joined by Tony Award® 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.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer, features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, and was originally directed and conceived by 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).

For information about the Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com. Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online www.TicketMaster.com, by calling 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Performance Arrivals!

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Bill Kurtis

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Director Eric Schaeffer and Musical Director Chuck Mead

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Stan Perkins and Guest

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Stan Perkins

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Elvis Presley's drummer WS 'Fluke' Holland with Wife Joyce Holland

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Cousin Brucie Marrow and Guest

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'Real Housewife of New York' Ramona Singer and Husband Mario Singer

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John Singleton and Wife

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'Real Housewife of New York' Ramona Singer

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John Singleton

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Gemma Clark and Stark Sands

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Marc Kudisch and Guest

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Jennifer Laura Thompson and Mary Catherine Garrison

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Leslie Jordan

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Leslie Jordan

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Michael Cerveris

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Ramona Mallory and Kevin David Thomas

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Paul Schaffer

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Paul Schaffer and Guests

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Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein

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Producer Phil Ramone and Guest

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Tamara Tunie

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Jen Cody

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Nona Hendryx

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


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