Million Dollar Quartet Information
Inspired by the improvisational jam session recorded one afternoon in 1956 under the same name, Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of nostalgic rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Hound Dog" and more. The thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night.
Called the new Jersey Boys by the New York Times, the show was written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, to dramatize the Million Dollar Quartet session in all of its glory. Breaking records with premieres in Seattle and Chicago in 2008, the show was moved to the Nederlander Theater in NYC on Broadway by April 2010 and received a Tony Award this year for Best Leading Actor.
The show, though upbeat and foot-tapping, has a bittersweet tone to it, remaining true to the facts by revealing that Sun Records was quietly unraveling at the seams, with Presleyâ€™s contract having been sold, a failed attempt at a follow-up to â€œBlue Swede Shoesâ€ for Perkins and Cashâ€™s contract expiration date approaching quickly. As four great musicians with troubled lives and complicated careers came together to forget everything but what they loved to do, the cast brings the legends to life once again through serenade. Million Dollar Quartet will be playing through late November in New York City at Nederlander Theater and is likely to the follow-up the Broadway debut by touring US major cities.