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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Out at the Ivoryton PlayhouseMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Out at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 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...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, MURDER FOR TWO and More Set for Saint Michael's Playhouse's 70th SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, MURDER FOR TWO and More Set for Saint Michael's Playhouse's 70th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 20 opening of Saint Michael's Playhouse for the company's 70th season of live professional theater with a line-up of shows that include area premieres and a Pulitzer-prize winning American comedy classic, all part of what Yankee Magazine hails as "The Best of New England."  (more...)

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...)

Low Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender RecordsLow Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today, Low Cut Connie release their fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (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...)

Low Cut Connie Share New Song 'Dirty Water' from New Album 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)'Low Cut Connie Share New Song 'Dirty Water' from New Album 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Next Friday, May 19, Low Cut Connie will return with Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (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...)

Rod Melancon Premieres 'Promises' from Upcoming 'Southern Gothic' AlbumRod Melancon Premieres 'Promises' from Upcoming 'Southern Gothic' Album
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Coming off a 20-date spring tour, Americana roots rock artist ROD MELANCON, today (5/11) partnered with ElmoreMagazine.com to premiere 'Promises.' The track is one of the highlights on his sophomore 10-track album SOUTHERN GOTHIC, out Friday, June 16 via Blue Elan Records (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...)

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...)

'Corners' by Dalton Domino Released Today on Lightning Rod Records'Corners' by Dalton Domino Released Today on Lightning Rod Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

For Dalton Domino, music was always present. “It's always been there,” he says. “I don't really know anything else.” Even as a child, he heard the melodies. And the chords. But always the lyrics — the way artists of all stripes, from punk rockers to traditional country artists, could convey a simple or complex truth with a simple turn of phrase. (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...)

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...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2017 LineupBlue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With over 100 events in 10 venues throughout New York City, the 2017 Blue Note Jazz Festival returns June 1 through 30. (more...)

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