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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 ... (read more)
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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 more)
Arkansas Rep Extends MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETArkansas Rep Extends MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of Million Dollar Quartet will extend its run now through Oct. 13. Tickets are available online at TheRep.org or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Derby Dinner PlayhouseBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Sep 3, 2019

On December 4, 1956, four recording legends dropped by Sam Phillips' famously small Sun Records Studios for various reasons, completely unplanned and coincidental. Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash had both been under contract for some time to Phillips, though Cash's contract would be up soon and he wouldn't be renewing. Jerry Lee Lewis had just signed, and Elvis Presley had long since been sold to RCA. Never one to let an opportunity pass him by, Phillips got the four stars to record an impromptu jam session, and a musical legend was born. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Showcases a Stellar Cast at Cortland Repertory TheatreBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Showcases a Stellar Cast at Cortland Repertory Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 2, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre is now entertaining audiences at the picturesque Little York Pavilion in Preble, New York with the highly entertaining Tony-nominated jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring the classic tunes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux's (book) musical is inspired by the night when Elvis Presley (Noah Jermain), Johnny Cash (Colin Barkell), Jerry Lee Lewis (Gavin Rohrer), and Carl Perkins (Todd Meredith) made history with their legendary jam and recording session on December 4, 1956 at the famous Sun Records studio in Memphis. Narrator Sam Phillips (Bobby Becher), founder of Sun Records and legendary producer, recalls that historic and magical evening when these musicians jammed out to their hits and he had a 'Million Dollar Quartet' on his hands for their only performance in the one-room studio. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETPhoto Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 48th annual summer season of professional live theatre with a BANG with the rockin' and rollin' musical Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Performances will run from August 28 – September 13 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 30, September 1, 4, 5, 8 and 11 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website using ETIX at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (more...)

Derby Dinner Playhouse Opens MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET This WeekDerby Dinner Playhouse Opens MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the electrifying musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, opening August 21 and running through September 29, 2019. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sets Out to Blow the Roof Off Cortland RepMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sets Out to Blow the Roof Off Cortland Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 48th annual summer season of professional live theatre with a BANG with the rockin' and rollin' musical Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. (more...)

Rep Stage To Jam With MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETRep Stage To Jam With MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical, is the next production in The Rep's 2019 Season. Tickets for the production, which runs Sept. 4-Oct. 6, are available at TheRep.org.  (more...)

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Announces 2019-2020 SeasonAlabama Shakespeare Festival Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

Artistic Director Rick Dildine and Executive Director Todd Schmidt have announced the 2019-2020 Festival Season at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which features 13 productions that explore stories of contemporary culture, heroic revolutionaries, societal transformation, and lyrical legends. Captivating, collaborative storytelling remains at the heart of ASF. In its 48th season, the theatre continues its mission of embracing community through transformative theatrical events. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play at Arkansas Repertory Theatre September 2019MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play at Arkansas Repertory Theatre September 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Put on your 'blue suede shoes' and head down to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre to see Million Dollar Quartet Sept. 4 through Oct. 6, 2019, with an official opening night on Sept. 6. (more...)

PCPA Announces 55th Summer SeasonPCPA Announces 55th Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'m-dead, uproarious hit that will play in the Solvang Festival Theater from June 13 through June 30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens at The ArgylePhoto Coverage: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens at The Argyle
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2019

Let The Good Times Roll! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), launches its 2nd season with 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Argyle TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Argyle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Let The Good Times Roll! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), launches its 2nd season with 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 began May 16, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is Saturday evening, May 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Forerunner Technologies, Inc is the Presenting Sponsor of Million Dollar Quartet. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Performances at the Argyle TomorrowMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Performances at the Argyle Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

The Argyle Theatre launches its 2nd season with 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.  (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET…Great Balls of Fire! @Great Lakes TheaterBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET…Great Balls of Fire! @Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 11, 2019

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BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Village Will Have You Rockin' in Your SeatBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Village Will Have You Rockin' in Your Seat
by Jay Irwin - May 10, 2019

'Million Dollar Quartet', that Rock and Roll spectacular, has long held a special place in the hearts of Village Theatre patrons owing to it being one of those shows that made a name on Broadway after having its beginnings in the Village Originals workshops. Well, those prodigal sons (and daughter) have returned to Village's stage and this new cast, while still paying homage to the iconic characters, are definitely putting their own spin on the roles. And it amounts to a rockin' good time! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Argyle Theatre In BabylonCast And Creative Team Announced For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Argyle Theatre In Babylon
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), launches its 2nd season with 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 begin Thursday, May 16, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is Saturday evening, May 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Forerunner Technologies, Inc. is the Presenting Sponsor of Million Dollar Quartet. (more...)

Heritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors And TalentHeritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors And Talent
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Heritage Theatre Festival is preparing to get its 2019 season off to a rocking start with the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. The show tells the story of the momentous night of December 4, 1956, when legendary Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips brought together musical icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis for a one-time-only jam session for the ages. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To StayBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 28, 2019

On December 4, 1956, at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, a great moment in rock 'n' roll history occurred, almost by chance. Record producer Sam Phillips, sometimes referred to as the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," brought together the past, present, and future artists of his recording company for an impromptu jam session which was photographed and recorded for posterity. Nile Scott Hawver (Carl Perkins), Scheider (Jerry Lee Lewis), Austin Wayne Price (Johnny Cash), and Luke Linsteadt (Elvis Presley) act out their characters with just enough imitation to evoke the originals, while never sliding into caricature. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Four Original Rock And Roll Icons To JacksonBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Four Original Rock And Roll Icons To Jackson
by Juliana Asbill - Apr 26, 2019

On Saturday, April 20th, the audience members at Thalia Mara Hall were treated to an inside look at an iconic moment in rock and roll history. 4 legends of rock and roll and rockabilly all wound up at Sun Records, and what followed was a jam session for the ages. (more...)

Northern Stage Announces 2019-20 Season: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and More!Northern Stage Announces 2019-20 Season: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Northern Stage announces its 2019-20 Season, a season of plays that thematically reflect on the past to move into a more positive future. The company's 23rd Season will feature two world premieres by women writers, non-traditional casting in classic plays, and an overall season more diverse and reflective of the world. "Northern Stage continues to evolve from a local theater with a regional impact to a regional theater with a national impact," says Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director and Director of the BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle Carol Dunne. "New Works Now and the BOLD Circle enable us to nurture work by emerging artists and women writers. The diverse voices on stage this season elevate our work and challenge us to change lives by including the stories of humanity that are often overlooked and rarely told." (more...)

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