Photo Flash: First Look at Lee Ferris, Martin Kaye and More in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Tour - Coming to Broward Center 11/6
The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere November 6 - 18 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2012- 2013 Subscription Season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.
The season opener will coincide with the debut of the exclusive CLUB LEVEL in the Au Rene Theater, the first of its kind in a performing arts center. Among the amenities, patrons will enjoy complimentary valet parking, premium open bar, plentiful hors d'oeuvres and coffee and dessert. Extra roomy theater seats are located in a dedicated seating area adjacent to the lounge.
Portraying these icons are, Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash, and Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley. Christopher Ryan Grant will play the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," Sam Phillips. The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Billy Shaffer (Fluke, drums), and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company are: Katie Barton, Austin Cook, John Michael Presney, David Sonneborn, and Billy Woodward.
The show is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance.
For tickets or more information, visit: www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will begin on Tuesday, November 6th through Sunday, November 18th, 2012. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday November 11th at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are all Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday November 14th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $29.50 - $69.50 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM - 5PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon - 5PM and 1 1⁄2 hours prior to show times; or on-line at www.browardcenter.org; by phone 954-462-0222. Groups of 10+ are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel