The Tony Award-nominated musical is inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. A London production is currently running at the Noel Coward Theatre. A North American national tour launches in the fall.
Million Dollar Quartet features Chicago musician and actor Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins), accomplished musician/performer Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Jeff Award nominee Sean Sullivan (Johnny Cash), Chicago actor and musician Shaun Whitley (Elvis Presley), Tim Decker (as "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" Sam Phillips), Kelly Lamont (Elvis' girlfriend Dyanne), Billy Shaffer (Fluke/Drummer) and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins/Bass).
Directed by Eric Schaeffer and Floyd Mutrux, with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions and Northern Lights Inc.
Million Dollar Quartet had its world premiere at Florida’s Seaside Music Theatre, and was subsequently staged at the Village Theatre in Washington. In Chicago, the production moved to the Apollo on Nov. 5, 2008, following its sold-out, limited engagement at the Goodman's Owen Theatre. The Broadway production garnered three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Levi Kreis (who won the award); three Drama League Award nominations; and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.
Chicago's Apollo Theater is at 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. The new block of tickets from Sept. 28 to Dec. 31 is now on sale at the Apollo box office, by phone at (773) 935-6100, and online through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.