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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

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Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) have announced casting for two of its summer 2023 shows: Million Dollar Quartet, a three-time Tony Award–nominated once-in-a-lifetime musical evening back by popular demand with some of the same cast as 2017 and Photograph 51, an intriguing portrait of the race to discover the mysteries of the DNA double helix. 

KINKY BOOTS, ON YOUR FEET! and More Set For Riverside Theatre's 2023/24 Season

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell, Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, and Director of Special Initiatives/CFO Patti Rooney, has announced its 51st Anniversary Season for 2023-2024.

Shadowland Stages 2023 Season to Include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, JUST ANOTHER DAY, and More

Shadowland Stages, entering its 38th year, is a professional Equity theatre located in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. The theatre produces a season between May and December of seven shows.

HEATHERS, BONNIE & CLYDE, and More Set For Naples' TheatreZone 2023-2024 Season

Love stories from the comic to the edgy with music ranging from rockabilly to show tunes are in the lineup of TheatreZone's musicals for 2023-2024.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, COMEDY OF ERRORS & More Set for Orlando Shakes 35th Anniversary Season

Featuring a year-long celebration, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has announced its upcoming productions for the 2023-24 season – its 35th in Central Florida.

World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET & More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group 2023 Summer Season

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced BTG’s Full 2023 Summer Season, plus select casting. See details about the productions, and how to purchase tickets!

TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced its 2023 mainstage season, featuring the American premiere of a new stage thriller based on a bestselling mystery novel, the stage adaptation of the #1 movie musical of all time, the irresistible story of a Cuban American music icon, the regional premiere of a beloved family musical comedy, and the extension of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

Photos: Bucks County Playhouse Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS

See photos from Bucks County Playhouse’s presentation of “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas,” the holiday version of the smash Broadway hit. Running now through January 1, 2023, the book is written by Colin Escott and it is directed by Hunter Foster, who starred in the original production of “Million Dollar Quartet” on Broadway. This new Christmas version is inspired by the imagined story of four music icons who gather for an all-night jam session. 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to BBMann in February 2023

Million Dollar Quartet, the musical inspired by the electrifying true story will perform March 21-26, 2023 for a limited 1 week engagement. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10AM and can be purchased online.

Photos: First Look At MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS At Actors' Playhouse

See photos of the South Florida Premiere of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS, the brand-new holiday musical from the creators of the original Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, opening at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Comes to Bucks County Playhouse This Holiday Season

Audiences are invited to relive one of the most magical nights in rock and roll history — but this time with a decidedly festive twist — when Bucks County Playhouse presents a special holiday version of the musical “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas.”

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The Brown Theatre On November 26

The heartwarming holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, is set to play the Brown Theatre (315 West Broadway) Saturday, November 26, 2022 as part of a 26-city national touring production. Members of the original Million Dollar Quartet team, Tony-nominated book writer Colin Escott and original orchestrator Chuck Mead, reunite with director Scott Weinstein for this new musical holiday celebration.


The Million Dollar Quartet Christmas cast album is now available everywhere music is streaming and physical copies of the album will be available in stores beginning November 11, 2022.

Actors' Playhouse Stars Reunite For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS, A Brand-New Holiday Rock 'n' Roll Musical

Actors' Playhouse will reunite the stars of its critically-acclaimed 2016 production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET this holiday season for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS, a brand-new rock 'n' roll musical created by the original team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.


The heartwarming holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, will launch a 26-city national tour beginning Saturday, November 12, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, November 23

The original team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit reunites with Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, the brand-new heartwarming holiday rock 'n' roll musical, coming to the UIS Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 23rd.


A Million Dollar Quartet Christmas cast album will be released on Friday, October 28, 2022 distributed throughout North America by BFD/The Orchard in conjunction with a national touring production of the heartwarming holiday rock n’ roll musical.


South Coast Repertory presents the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet at the Mission San Juan Capistrano under the stars as part of its new Outside SCR program, and the quality production recalls the good, old days of Summer Stock. SCR has collected a talented cast and put on an enchanting evening.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Shakespeare, CABARET, CLYDE'S & More

The 2022-2023 Festival Season at Alabama Shakespeare Festival will feature six productions illuminating humanity through stories of transformation — effected on and by individuals and the world around them.

BWW Previews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Stifel Theatre

The US National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will officially re-launch its run at theaters across the Midwest and Northeast, including a stop at Stifel Theatre Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this one-night-only event range from $32.50 to $82.50 and go on sale Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.


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

Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Million Dollar Quartet .

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