THE NEW THEATRE PRESENTS
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Carl Perkins
On December 4, 1956, Rockabilly star Carl Perkins walked in to Sun Record Studios in Memphis Tennessee to record a few songs to follow his hit “Blue Suede Shoes.” Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, wanting to fatten Carl’s rockabilly sound, had hired a relatively unknown Memphis musician named Jerry Lee Lewis to play piano on the session. Fellow Sun recording artist Johnny Cash, who was a friend of Carl’s dropped by to watch. The recording session ended when Elvis Presley, former Sun artist and one of the biggest rock and roll stars of the day dropped by to visit with Sam Phillips. The four artists started cutting up, playing various songs and a recording engineer had the foresight to record the whole thing. Rock and roll music was changed forever and The Million Dollar Quartet was born.
The Broadway smash-hit Million Dollar Quartet is the rocking musical that brings you inside the recording studio on this legendary night, the first and only time these rock and roll icons performed together. Featuring a score of era-defining hits including BLUE SUEDE SHOES, THAT’S ALL RIGHT, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, WALK THE LINE, WHOLE LOTTA SHAKING GOING ON, FOLSOM PRISON BLUES, HOUND DOG and many, many more, Broadway’s MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new hit musical inspired by this famed jam session and is an unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll.
The Chicago Tribune says, “Great Balls of Fire! Here’s a hit! A palpable hit! It’s raw musical exuberance! Jaw-dropping and hugely enjoyable!”
Million Dollar Quartet is a guaranteed New Theatre sell-out. If you only see one musical this summer, you owe it to yourself to make it Million Dollar Quartet.
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