MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Adds Holiday Performances, 'Run, Run, Rudolph' Song, 12/24-1/4
Million Dollar Quartet, now the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, is celebrating the holidays by adding performance dates and a special number for a limited time. For the holidays only, the classic 1958 song "Run, Run, Rudolph" has been added to the finale of the show.
"Run, Run, Rudolph" was popularized in 1958 by Chuck Berry. The song (also known by the title "Run, Rudolph, Run") was written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie and published by St. Nicholas Music (ASCAP).
Million Dollar Quartet has also added performances for the holidays, including a special New Year's Eve performance, which will include a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" and complimentary MDQ 2014 calendar to ring in the new year.
The Chicago production continues to break box office records at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Tickets are now on sale through March 30, 2014 at the Apollo box office, phone (773) 935-6100, and online through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.
The schedule for the weeks of Christmas and the New Year follows:
Tuesday, December 24 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 26 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 27 2:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m.
Saturday, December 28 5:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.
Sunday, December 29 3:30 p.m.
Monday, December 30 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 2 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 3 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 4 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Producer Gigi Pritzker comments, "After five incredible years, 500,000 tickets sold, 1,949 performances, 6,000 guitar picks, and 500 cans of hairspray it's an absolute thrill for MDQ to take its place as the longest-running musical in Chicago history. Since the very beginning, Chicago has embraced Million Dollar Quartet and we are grateful for the continued and enthusiastic support of our home town audiences. It's been a hit in Chicago, New York, London, Japan, Las Vegas and on the national tour. The show remains as exciting and engaging as always-partially due to the more than 20 rock 'n' roll hits in the show and the tremendous talent on stage."
Million Dollar Quartet has extended performances through March 30, 2014, with cast members Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley), Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins), Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Adam Lee (Johnny Cash), Jason Bradley (Sam Phillips), Aja Goes (Dyanne), Marc Edelstein (Jay Perkins/Bass player) and Dan Leali (Fluke/Drummer). The Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, celebrates its long run in Chicago, a Tony Award-winning New York run, a long-running London production, a newly-opened production in Las Vegas, and a national tour that kicked-off in October 2011.
ABOUT THE CAST:
Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley) a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, has performed with legendary stars like The Jordanaires, DJ Fontana and The Sweet Inspirations. Brandon has been honored with several international awards, including prestigious honors from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. He joins the cast of MDQ after performing for the past two years with the stage production The Elvis Story in Quebec, Canada. Brandon recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins) is a musician, actor, composer, and Jeff nominated music director. Some Chicago credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute/Thisbe) with Chicago Shakespeare Theater; PumpBoys and Dinettes (Jim) with Drury Lane Theater; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Tommy, u/s Buddy Holly) with Drury Lane Theater; Uncle Vanya (Telegin) with TUTA; and Cotton Patch Gospel (Bass/Mandolin) with Provision Theater. He studied acting at RADA in London.