Photo Flash: Million Dollar Quartet Begins UK Rehearsals
Million Dollar Quartet, the new West End musical that tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history, will star Ben Goddard (Jerry Lee Lewis), Derek Hagen (Johnny Cash), Francesca Jackson (Dyanne), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Michael Malarkey (Elvis Presley) and Bill Ward (Sam Phillips).
The company: Steven Bor (Understudy Carl Perkins), Justin Brett (Alternate Johnny Cash), Sharon Clancy (Understudy Dyanne), Matthew Empson (Jerry Lee Lewis at certain performances), Gez Gerrard (Jay Perkins), Ben Goddard (Jerry Lee Lewis), Derek Hagen (Johnny Cash), Francesca Jackson (Dyanne), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Kevin Mains (Elvis Presley at certain performances), Michael Malarkey (Elvis Presley), Adam Riley (Fluke), Oliver Seymour-Marsh (Carl Perkins at certain performances) and Bill Ward (Sam Phillips).
Robert Britton Lyons was a member of the original Broadway cast and is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.
Million Dollar Quartet features over 20 classic hits including: Blue Suede Shoes, I Walk The Line, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Hound Dog, Folsom Prison Blues and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Eric Schaeffer, with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, and was originally directed and conceived by Floyd Mutrux. The creative team also includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Joseph Smith and Michael McCabe.
Million Dollar Quartet will open at London's Noël Coward Theatre on 28 February 2011 with reduced price previews from 8 February 2011.
Million Dollar Quartet has been playing at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre since March 2010 and at Chicago's Apollo Theatre since October 2008. The first North American tour will launch in October 2011.Official UK website: www.MillionDollarQuartet.co.uk
Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AU
Previews from: Tuesday 8 February 2011
Opening Night: Monday 28 February 2011
First booking period to: Saturday 1 October 2011
Book Online: www.MillionDollarQuartet.co.uk or www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Photo credit: Helen Maybanks