Carl Perkins News

Date of Death: January 19, 1998
Gender: Male
Riverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 SeasonRiverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Beginning Thursday, June 1st at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2017-2018 Season of shows go on sale. Building on the success and support the theatre has received over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's Magnificent MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's Magnificent MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Ross Griffin's dramatically flamboyant portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Cumberland County Playhouse's magnificent production of the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet would be reason enough to buy a ticket to see the fast-moving, tune-filled salute to one of music's most legendary nights that didn't end up with some star dying in a plane crash or surviving a car wreck. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Unveils 24th Year of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAINCumberland County Playhouse Unveils 24th Year of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

Smoke On the Mountain, the ever popular bluegrass/gospel musical, kicks off its 24th year at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse, on Friday, June 2, as director Weslie Webster welcomes two new members to the famed Sanders Family Singers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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History Comes to Life at Greenville Downtown AirportHistory Comes to Life at Greenville Downtown Airport
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

In the late 1950's Elvis Presley was so popular in Greenville, S.C., that there were TEN Elvis fan clubs at the East North Street Elementary School. And plight the of S.C. public roads was televised on CBS Analyst Walter Cronkite's show "The Road Ahead" which was brought to us in the public interest by the S.C. Association for Better Roads. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETGeva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to the Ivoryton PlayhouseMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

What would happen if rock-n'-roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash all got together for one night only to give one of the most epic jam sessions the world has ever known? That's what happens in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony-winning musical that brings to life this legendary session that occurred on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Introduces 2017 Summer SeasonLyric Theatre Introduces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 summer season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a famed recording session with rock 'n' roll icons and a spectacular Disney musical to a classic New York City love story and a toe-tapping hip-hop dance spectacle. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH AND ROY ORBISONFlat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH AND ROY ORBISON
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

After a month's hiatus, the Flat Rock Playhouse Music on the Rock Series returns celebrating two of the most influential artists in the history of American Popular Music, Johnny Cash & Roy Orbison.  (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 1, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 1, 2017

Good Morning, Theaterati! It's May Day: May 1, 2017, and we're asking the musical question…What if you have five members from two casts of Million Dollar Quartet together backstage after a performance of the show, might it more accurately be known as $1.25 Million Dollar Quartet? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Memphis (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Segal Centre Of The Performing ArtsBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Segal Centre Of The Performing Arts
by Maggie Owen - Apr 28, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet has audiences on their feet at the Segal Centre! Million Dollar Quartet, a musical depicting the historical, impromptu jam session of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis opened to a delighted audience this week, prompting patrons to tap their toes, bob their heads and shake their tail feathers. (more...)

Paul Jost Sings Richard Rodgers at Dino's Backstage 5/13Paul Jost Sings Richard Rodgers at Dino's Backstage 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

It's hard to imagine the American music theater without the work of Richard Rodgers, and on Saturday May 13 at 8:30 p.m. Paul Jost Sings Richard Rodgers by the Paul Jost Quartet will take place at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room, 247 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Griffin, LaCardo and Horst from CCP's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETFRIDAY 5 (+1): Griffin, LaCardo and Horst from CCP's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Directed by Bryce McDonald and featuring a cast that includes Ross Griffin (as Jerry Lee Lewis), Daniel W. Black (Carl Perkins), Edward LaCardo (Elvis Presley) and Steven Horst (Johnny Cash) as the titular quartet, Million Dollar Quartet is sure to set box office records in Crossville where you are likely to find the very best musical theater this side of Broadway. (more...)

May Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity RoomMay Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room brings outstanding entertainment to the stage all month long in May! First, Michael Richard Kelly honors pays tribute to an icon with "Songs of Judy Garland" on May 5 and 6. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside TheatreHANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces a change to its 2017-2018 Season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway replaces The Wonder Years as the opening show. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Debuts at CCP This Friday NightMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Debuts at CCP This Friday Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Cumberland County Playhouse will present Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning musical that electrified Broadway, on the Mainstage in Crossville, running April 28-June 9. (more...)

Paul Shaffer of David Letterman to Play The Ridgefield PlayhousePaul Shaffer of David Letterman to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shaffer is best known for the 30 plus years he spent as David Letterman's musical director and bandleader, but on Saturday, May 6th at 8 p.m. this world renowned musician takes center stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse! (more...)

Jason Donovan to Star as 'Sam Phillips' in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Manchester Palace TheatreJason Donovan to Star as 'Sam Phillips' in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, visiting Manchester Palace Theatre from 15-20 May, and the cast is revealed for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

THE WONDER YEARS Musical and More Highlight Riverside Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonTHE WONDER YEARS Musical and More Highlight Riverside Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present our magnificent season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

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