Lesley Gore Postpones Million Dollar Quartet Appearance

News   Lesley Gore Postpones Million Dollar Quartet Appearance "It's My Party" hit-maker Lesley Gore has postponed her Sept. 24 appearance with the cast of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, according to representatives for the Tony Award-nominated musical.

Lesley Gore
Lesley Gore

Gore was to perform an encore with the cast following the 8 PM performance on Friday evening, but has postponed the appearance until October. A reason for the postponement was not given, but representatives are currently working to reschedule her appearance.

In the past few weeks Million Dollar Quartet also welcomed Jerry Lee Lewis (who is also a character in the musical) and Melissa Etheridge for jam sessions with the Broadway cast.

Million Dollar Quartet leads Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast, re-create their work for Broadway audiences. Kreis portrays Lewis, Clendening plays Elvis Presley, Guest is Johnny Cash, and Lyons is Carl Perkins.

Eric Schaeffer staged the musical based on the real-life 1956 recording that the foursome made at Sun Records' studio in Memphis. Million Dollar Quartet has a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux; the latter conceived and originally directed the musical. Million Dollar Quartet opened April 11 at the Nederlander Theatre following an acclaimed Chicago run, where the musical continues to play the Apollo Theater.

The Broadway cast also features Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown, The Producers) as music producer Sam Phillips, and Elizabeth Stanley (Cry-Baby, Company, Xanadu) as Dyanne, a woman who arrives at Sun Records with Elvis on the night of the recording session. "On Dec. 4, 1956," press notes state, "an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the 'Father of Rock 'n' Roll,' who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. . . . Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history."

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