Feldshuh and McGee Will Host Times Square Tony Broadcast; Million Dollar Quartet Plays in Radio City

News   Feldshuh and McGee Will Host Times Square Tony Broadcast; Million Dollar Quartet Plays in Radio City Those attending the Tony Awards broadcast June 7 at Radio City Music Hall will be entertained during commercial breaks by the cast of the acclaimed Chicago musical Million Dollar Quartet.
Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh

The musical, according to press notes, was "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."

Directed by Floyd Mutrux and Eric Schaeffer, with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, Million Dollar Quartet features Eddie Clendening as Elvis Presley, Lance Guest as Johnny Cash, Levi Kreis as Jerry Lee Lewis, Rob Lyons as Carl Perkins, Kelly Lamont as Elvis' girlfriend Dyanne and Brian McCaskill as Sam Phillips. Billy Shaffer (drums) plays the role of Fluke, and Chuck Zayas (bass) plays Jay Perkins.

Million Dollar Quartet opened at the Goodman Theatre in October 2008 and then moved to Chicago's Apollo Theatre, where it now resides.

It was also announced that CBS entertainment reporter Katie McGee and Irena's Vow star Tovah Feldshuh will host the Times Square simulcast of the Tony Awards that will be presented on the Clear Channel Spectacolor HD Screen from 7-11 PM; the event will feature the pre-telecast Creative Arts Awards and the Tony Awards broadcast. Seating will be provided in Duffy Square.

McGee will welcome Times Square watchers at 6:45 PM, and Feldshuh will speak around 7:45 PM.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards will be presented at Radio City Music Hall; Neil Patrick Harris hosts. CBS-TV will begin broadcasting the event live at 8 PM.

For more information visit www.tonyawards.com.