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BWW Reviews: Rockin' Good Time at the Fox with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Chris Gibson - Apr 26, 2013

It's true that on December 4, 1956, Sun Records was host to an incredible meeting of four gentleman (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis) who would go on to lay the foundation for Rock 'n' Roll, but a listen to the actual recording made that day prove that it was a much simpler affair than what's presented in the stage musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Still, the inspiration that story provides (book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux) makes for a rockin' good time, and this award-winning show is fun from start to finish. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens Tonight in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Broadway in New Orleans presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by an electrifying true story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Austin
by Jeff Davis - Apr 10, 2013

You may see some construction around Downtown Austin next week, because the National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet just blew the roof off of the Bass Concert Hall. The show, a rollicking 110 minute salute to iconic, classic rock and rollers, seems almost tailor made for Austin, the live music capitol of the world. The only thing louder than the music is the screams and hollers from the crowd. (more...)

BWW Preview: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET'S Intimate Evening in Austin
by Kathy Strain - Apr 09, 2013

There was a rare show in Austin on Monday at the Cactus Cafe. Some of the members of the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET came and entertained an intimate crowd with songs from the famous show. John Michael Presney (Carl Perkins), Cody Slaughter (Elvis Presley), David Elkins (Johnny Cash), Austin Cook (Jerry Lee Lewis) and Scott Moreau (Sam Phillips) came and spent time answering questions and singing songs for an enthusiastic crowd. It was memorable for everyone. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Erin Privratsky - Apr 03, 2013

If the Majestic Theatre is a-rockin', you better come a-knockin'! MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET just kicked off an 8-performance in San Antonio. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens 4/9 in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

The international Tony Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. 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 storefront 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...)

The Fabulous Fox Theatre Welcomes MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, 4/22-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its St. Louis premiere April 22 - May 5 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. (more...)

Tony Award Winning MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Make Atlanta Debut, March 12-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will welcome the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET as part of the 2012/2013 season, playing at the Fox Theatre from March 12-17, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Smiles and Heart to Fox
by Matthew Allen - Mar 13, 2013

In recent years, many theatre purists have derided the trend of Broadway jukebox musicals, but 'Million Dollar Quartet', currently playing at the Fox Theatre, takes the best of all aspects of the genre, fusing the emotional reality of 'Jersey Boys' with the infectious joy of 'Smokey Joe's Cafe', to create a show that is part theatre and part rock and roll super concert. (more...)

Tony Award Winning MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Makes Atlanta Debut, Now thru 3/17
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 12, 2013

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will welcome the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET as part of the 2012/2013 season, playing at the Fox Theatre from tonight, March 12-17, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a 'Party!'
by Leah Rocci - Feb 10, 2013

There's a "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" at the Palace Theatre. That magic night in December 1956 is recreated when Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley came together for an impromptu jam session. It's no surprise they were dubbed "The MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!" (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Hershey Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 30, 2013

The night Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis jammed at Sun Records is brought on stage at Hershey by director Eric Schaeffer (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens 4/16 in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Broadway in New Orleans announces tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by an electrifying true story. Ticket prices start as low as $32 and will be available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1.800.982.2787 (ARTS). Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 504.287.0372. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Stops in Providence at PPAC, 1/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Providence premiere January 15 - 20, 2013 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of theTaco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks at PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini - Jan 16, 2013

From its very first notes, 'Million Dollar Quartet' is clearly no run-of-the-mill jukebox musical. The show serves both as a time capsule and a time machine, taking a nostalgic look back at the emergence of rock n' roll in the late 1950s and, specifically, recreating a legendary moment in the history of the genre. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Stops in Providence at PPAC, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Providence premiere tonight, January 15 - 20, 2013 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of theTaco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Legends to Life -- Almost
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 10, 2013

It's 1956 and Carl Perkins (Connecticut native James Barry) is trying to record 'Matchbox,' the song he hopes will put him back at the top of the charts. Providing some distraction during the recording session (and adding to the music), however, are showoff Jerry Lee Lewis (Benjamin Goddard) and legends Johnny Cash (David Elkins) and Elvis Presley (Billy Woodward). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Kennedy Center - Priceless!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 31, 2012

Do not miss this concert/drama featuring the likes of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, Now thru 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from tonight, December 18, 2012 to January 6, 2013. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four Rock n' Roll icons is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Press opening night is Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Stops in Providence at PPAC, 1/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Providence premiere January 15 - 20, 2013 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of theTaco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

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