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Colin Escott

 
Bio:
Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He coproduced "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" for PBS and BBC, and won ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He coproduced "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" for PBS and BBC, and won ... (read complete bio)
 

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos

Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife with Brigitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the P Photo

Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife with Brigitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

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Date:
05/08/2011
Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Openi Photo

Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

From: 
Date:
05/08/2011
 
Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Colin Escott Biography

Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He coproduced "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" for PBS and BBC, and won a Grammy for The Complete Hank Williams on Mercury Records. He is a consultant to Time Life Music.

Colin Escott Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Book of a Musical
Colin Escott, Million Dollar Quartet

Colin Escott News

BWW Review: Jukebox Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Chappaqua Performing Arts Cente Photo BWW Review: Jukebox Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
by Bruce Apar - May 4, 2022

Apart from the infectious, wall-to-wall music, which is rousingly played live on stage by all the actors, what makes Million Dollar Quartet a crowd-pleaser is the interpersonal dramas driven by the egos of four pop music pioneers. 

Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre Announces 2022 ‚Ä" 2023 Season; ESCAPE TO MA Photo Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre Announces 2022 ‚Ä" 2023 Season; ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, BRIGHT STAR & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has announced the five Mainstage productions secured for its milestone 35th Anniversary Season in 2022 - 2023.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to be Presented at The Westchester Theatre Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to be Presented at The Westchester Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor, celebration, unforgettable performances of such timeless and enduring hits as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Fever,' 'That's All Right,' and more.

Theatrical Rights Worldwide Acquires MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Photo Theatrical Rights Worldwide Acquires MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) today announced exclusive representation to license MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS, a holiday reimagining of the mega-hit and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, for North America. 

BWW Exclusive: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at La Mirada Theatre Photo BWW Exclusive: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at La Mirada Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

The new year is going to ‚ÄúShake, Baby, Shake!‚ÄĚ as La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts presents the electrifying Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet, book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins and directed by Tim Seib.

The Barn Theatre Announces Full 2022 Built By Barn Season Photo The Barn Theatre Announces Full 2022 Built By Barn Season
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has today announced their 2022 Built by Barn Season, which comprises seven new productions.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to be Presented at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to be Presented at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021

The new year is going to ‚ÄúShake, Baby, Shake!‚ÄĚ as¬†LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS¬†presents the electrifying Broadway musical,¬†MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET,¬†book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins¬†and¬†directed by Tim Seib.¬†

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Comes to the Stranahan Theater This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

The American Theatre Guild has announced¬†the holiday rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS is coming to the Stranahan Theater in Toledo. This engagement is a part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the stage on December 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS to be Presented at Waterbury's Palace Theater Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS to be Presented at Waterbury's Palace Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021

The original team behind the Tony¬ģ Award-winning Broadway hit reunites with¬†Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, the brand-new heartwarming holiday rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll musical, coming to Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

BWW Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Photo BWW Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS
by Herbert Paine - Nov 21, 2021

David Appleford hails MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS as 'a genuine, rock ‚Äėn roll musical theatre thrill ride.' Just right for the Holiday Season! Runs through January 2nd at The Phoeni Theatre Company.

Colin Escott Videos

VIDEO: There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On in Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Performances will run now through Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Check out highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Gang Gets Back Together at Paper Mill Playhouse- Go Inside Rehearsal!
by TV - On the Road - Mar 26, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse¬†(Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director,¬†Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony¬ģ Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by¬†Colin Escott¬†and¬†Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by¬†Elvis Presley,¬†Johnny Cash,¬†Jerry Lee¬†Lewis, and¬†Carl Perkins. Directed by Tony¬ģ Award nominee¬†Hunter Foster¬†and with music direction by¬†James Barry, the 8-member ensemble will feature¬†James Barry¬†as¬†Carl Perkins,¬†Alex Boniello¬†as¬†Elvis Presley,¬†Jason Loughlin¬†as Sam Phillips,¬†Scott Moreau¬†as¬†Johnny Cash,¬†David Sonneborn¬†as Fluke,¬†Bligh Voth¬†as Dyanne,¬†Sam Weber¬†as Brother Jay, and¬†Nat Zegree¬†as¬†Jerry Lee¬†Lewis.¬†

The Rep Unveils Principal Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2017

In their primes, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins could burn the house down at will. They weren't so much musicians as they were forces of nature, with talent and bravado that turned popular music upside down.

VIDEO: Watch First Promo for CMT's SUN RECORDS, Based on Broadway's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 19, 2016

The all-new scripted series based on the Tony Award(R)-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will join 'Nashville' to complete CMT's new Thursday line-up. 

Breaking News: THE BODYGUARD to Launch National Tour at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full 2016-17 Season Set!
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

Following its annual season guessing game, Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the lineup for its 2016-2017 season, featuring four musicals, one play and a highly anticipated US premiere. Season subscriptions are on sale now and are available by calling 973-315-3717 or by visiting the theater's website at www.PaperMill.org.

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hiddleston Performs 'Move It On Over' from Hank Williams Biopic
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 10, 2015

The actor took to Twitter today to share a first look at a performance of Williams' 'Move It On Over' from the film

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Visits 'Good Day LA'
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Broadway/L.A. is featuring MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, which made its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement June 19. The cast just visited 'Good Day LA' where they performed 'Blue Suede Shoes' and you can check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Ladies from BABY IT'S YOU! Cover 'Firework' for July 4th!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2011

Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is a new Broadway musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet. BABY IT'S YOU! stars 2011 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel, Allan Louis and Geno Henderson in a cast of 12 that features Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Erica Dorfler, Jahi A. Kearse, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Crystal Starr and Brandon Uranowitz. In the video below, the ladies who play the Shirelles celebrate the Fourth of July with a cover of Katy Perry's 'Firework.'

STAGE TUBE: BABY IT'S YOU! Ladies Cover Rihanna!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2011

Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is a new Broadway musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet. BABY IT'S YOU! stars 2011 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel, Allan Louis and Geno Henderson in a cast of 12 that features Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Erica Dorfler, Jahi A. Kearse, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Crystal Starr and Brandon Uranowitz.


Colin Escott Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Colin Escott written?
Colin Escott has written 2 shows including Million Dollar Quartet (Bookwriter), Baby It's You! (Bookwriter).

What awards has Colin Escott been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Million Dollar Quartet .