PHOTO CALL: Million Dollar Quartet Opens on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Million Dollar Quartet Opens on Broadway
 
The Broadway production of the Chicago hit Million Dollar Quartet officially opened April 11 at the Nederlander Theatre.

"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."

Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast, re-create their work for Broadway audiences. Clendening plays Elvis Presley, Guest is Johnny Cash, the Jeff Award-nominated Kreis portrays Jerry Lee Lewis, and Lyons is Carl Perkins. They are joined on Broadway by Hunter Foster as legendary music producer Sam Phillips, and Elizabeth Stanley as Dyanne.

Here is a look at the opening night guests:

Tickets are available online www.TicketMaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100. for more information visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.

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