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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

Colin Escott, Million Dollar Quartet

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Review: Musical Theatre West Brings MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Back to Life in Long Beach

More like one elongated impromptu jam session than a typical musical, Musical Theatre West's new production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET doesn't involve a complex storyline, but instead focuses on imagining what it must have been like to be in the room where music history happened. The resulting concert-like jukebox musical is a rollicking good time.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to Grand Theatre's Spriet Stage

Through Tennessee’s infamous Sun Records and one legendary night with Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins – London, Ontario’s international music footprint will be on full display with an extended run of Million Dollar Quartet, the final production of the Grand Theatre’s 2023/24 season.
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara Reveals 2024-25 Season

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara has announced its 2024-2025 season: “Legends and Legacies.” Featuring an electrifying lineup of timeless classics and contemporary masterpieces sure to captivate audiences! 
Photo Exclusive: First Look At 5-Star Theatricals' MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

See exclusive first look photos of 5-STAR THEATRICALS rockin' production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, opening tonight at the Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center.
5-Star Theatricals Opens 2024 Season With MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

5-STAR THEATRICALS will open its 2024 season with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET next month. Performances run March 15 - March 24.
Milwaukee Rep Announces PRELUDE TO A KISS THE MUSICAL World Premiere and More for 2024/25 Season

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces its 2024/25 Season, featuring award-winning titles, world premieres, and more. Get all the details in the press release attached.
Review: THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Stage at TexArts Theatre

'Million Dollar Quartet' is a must-see musical that transports audiences back in time to witness the genesis of rock 'n' roll and the seismic impact of Sun Records on popular music. With its stellar cast, electrifying performances, and unforgettable soundtrack, it's a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the enduring power of music to transcend boundaries and unite people across generations.
TICK, TICK... BOOM!, WAITRESS, and More Set For Cape Playhouse's Upcoming Season

 Acclaimed producer, director, and playwright Eric Rosen,  in his inaugural season at the historic Cape Playhouse, has announced a five-show lineup teeming with  music, mystery, comedy, and great storytelling.  Learn more about the lineup here!
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to TheatreZone in February

A seminal moment in rock ‘n roll history is celebrated with TheatreZone’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, Feb. 8-18. The Tony Award-nominated musical commemorates what is considered by music historians one of rock’s greatest jam sessions. Learn more about the show here!
THE SOUND OF MUSIC, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More Set for 5-Star Theatricals 2024 Season

5-STAR THEATRICALS has revealed its 2024 season of shows!  All of 5-Star’s productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and this year, will perform in both the Kavli and Scherr Forum Theatres at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center.  
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Announce At Fox Performing Arts Center

The American Theatre Guild will present the heartwarming holiday musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS. This production will open the 23–24 BROADWAY AT THE FOX IN RIVERSIDE SERIES at the Fox Performing Arts Center December 13–14, 2023.
Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 89th Season, June 18 through October 20, 2024

Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2024 season at Wisconsin's oldest professional theatre. Don't miss the Door County treasure performing from June 18 to October 20.
Holiday Rock N' Roll Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Will Play Balboa Theatre, December 11 & 12

San Diego Theatres will present the heartwarming holiday musical Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, which is set to play at the historic Balboa Theatre on December 11 & 12, 2023.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Comes to Capital Repertory Theatre This Month

Capital Repertory Theatre is celebrating the holidays with its second 2023/24 season show, “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas.” Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Comes to Ivoryton Playhouse This Holiday Season

Ivoryton Playhouse has announcedthe return of the rock ‘n’ roll legends - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash - together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Get ready for the return of 'Million Dollar Quartet Christmas' as it kicks off its multi-city tour, starting in Wilmington, DE on November 17th. Find out all the details and get your tickets now.
Studio Tenn Inaugurates Sparkling New Turner Theatre With Electrifying MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

A musical retelling of producer Sam Phillips' serendipitous gathering of four of music's most notable Southern boys - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley - at his Memphis-based Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet will set your feet to tapping out a steady rhythm from its very first moments (a performance of Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” that very nearly blows the roof off Studio Tenn’s brand spanking new Turner Theater at The Factory in Franklin) and will keep your heart pumping right along to the very final notes of Jerry Lee's “Whole Lotta Shakin’” that closes out the concert musical that is directed by Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy and featuring an exceptional cast of performers who pay homage to their eponymous counterparts with so much talent and commitment that you’re breathless – but still wanting more – by the time the curtain closes two hours later.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to Riverside Theatre This Month

Riverside Theatre begins its 51st season celebrating an electrifying night of early rock ‘n roll with Million Dollar Quartet.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Comes To The Peoria Civic Center This Holiday Season 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS opens in Peoria, IL at the Peoria Civic Center, presented by The American Theatre Guild on November 28-29, 2023.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS to Play San Francisco's Curran Theater This Holiday Season

The heartwarming holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, is set to play San Francisco’s Curran Theater for a limited engagement. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!


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?

Colin Escott has been nominated for the Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Million Dollar Quartet."

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