Million Dollar Quartet Will Tour to L.A., Memphis, Detroit, Minneapolis and Beyond

News   Million Dollar Quartet Will Tour to L.A., Memphis, Detroit, Minneapolis and Beyond
Additional dates and cities have been announced for the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet, the pop-filled musical inspired by a real-life studio session where Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis performed.

The musical, now playing New York City at Off-Broadway's New World Stages following a Tony-winning Broadway run, will play a 30-city run in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012. Casting has not been announced for the separate tour.

Additional cities following the Oct. 11–23 tour launch at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland will be:

Rochester, NY 10/25 - 10/30
Auditorium Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA 11/1 - 11/6
Benedum Center

Buffalo, NY 11/8 - 11/13
Shea's Performing Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 11/15 - 11/20
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Charlotte, NC 11/22 - 12/11
The Knight Center

Indianapolis, IN 12/13 - 12/18
Clowes Hall

Naples, FL 12/20 - 12/23
The Philharmonic

Miami, FL 12/27 - 1/1/12
Adrienne Arsht Center

Tampa, FL 1/3 - 1/8
Straz Center

East Lansing, MI 1/10 - 1/15
Wharton Center

Grand Rapids, MI 1/17 - 1/22
DeVos Performance Hall

Detroit, MI 1/24 - 2/5
Fisher Theatre

Appleton, WI 2/7 - 2/12
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Memphis, TN 2/14 - 2/19
Orpheum Theatre

Fayetteville, AR 2/21 - 2/26
Walton Arts Center

Houston, TX 2/28 – 3/4
Hobby Center

Dallas, TX 3/6 - 3/18
Music Hall at Fair Park

Kansas City, MO 3/20 - 3/25
Kaufman Center

Minneapolis, MN 3/27 - 4/1
The State Theatre

Sacramento, CA 4/17 - 4/22
Community Center Theatre

Costa Mesa, CA 4/24 - 5/6
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

San Jose, CA 5/8 - 5/13
Civic Center

Seattle, WA 5/15 - 5/20
The Paramount

Portland, OR 5/22 - 5/27
Keller Auditorium

Salt Lake City, UT 5/29 - 6/3
Capitol Theatre

Tempe, AZ 6/5 - 6/10
ASU Gammage

Las Vegas, NV 6/12 - 6/17
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA 6/19 - 7/1
Pantages Theatre


Million Dollar Quartet is set on Dec. 4, 1956, "where an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together," according to production notes. "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 young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time." The musical "brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits" including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.

Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis) and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance.

Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux.

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