Million Dollar Quartet, the new jukebox musical that recreates one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time, officially opens tonight on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.
With a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and songs like “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Fever”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “I Walk the Line”, “Riders in the Sky”, “Sixteen Tons”, “Who Do You Love?” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, the show tells the tale behind the 1956 impromptu recording with music legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.
Starring as the musical greats are Eddie Clendening (Presley), Lance Guest (Cash), Levi Kreis (Lewis) and Rob Lyons (Perkins), who are all making their Broadway debuts following their run in the roles in the Chicago production of the show. Hunter Foster plays Sam Phillips, the man who discovered them all and who brought them together for this most memorable night in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and Elizabeth Stanley plays Dyanne, a woman who arrives with Elvis on that December night more than half a century ago.
Eric Schaeffer has directed the show, which enjoyed a successful run in Chicago in the 2008/2009 season. The official website for the show is available here.