Gabe Bowling, Scott Moreau & More to Lead MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour
New casting has been announced for the National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which is entering its fourth smash year on the road and will play over 60 cities in the next year, bringing the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons to many new locations across the country.
Portraying these icons are Gabe Bowling as Carl Perkins, Colte Julian as Jerry Lee Lewis, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash and Jacob Rowley as Elvis Presley. Bryan Langlitz plays the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," Sam Phillips. The cast also features Laura Obenauf as Dyanne, and musicians Patrick Morrow (Fluke, drums) and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company are: Alyson Bloom, Andrew Frace, James Scheider, Skye Scott, David Sonneborn, and Bradley Waters.
The international Tony®Award-Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the high voltage Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings the heart and soul of that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of excitement and passion, featuring 21 timeless hits including
"Blue Suede Shoes," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Fever," "Hound Dog" and more.
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).
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, "a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy," New York Magazine labeled it, "a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks," and NY1 called it, "90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment." The musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.
The longest-running musical production in Chicago's history, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and continues to perform to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. In 2011, the West End production played at the Noe?l Coward Theatre in London, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah's Showroom in Las Vegas in February 2013.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received Tony Award® nominations 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.