PHOTO CALL: Jerry Lee Lewis Jams with Million Dollar Quartet

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12 Sep 2010

Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis joined the cast of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet for a special encore at the Nederlander Theatre Sept. 10.



Lewis is the last surviving member of the original "Quartet." Actor Levi Kreis earned the 2010 Best Featured Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Lewis in the musical.

Eric Schaeffer staged the work 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.

Here is a look at the post-show performance:

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Jerry Lee Lewis and Levi Kreis
Photo by Krissie Fullerton



Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast, re-create their work for Broadway audiences. In addition to Kreis as Lewis, Clendening plays Elvis Presley, Guest is Johnny Cash, and Lyons is Carl Perkins.

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