CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE
Performances now through October 20th!
BOSTON, MA – Inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has arrived at the Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre for a limited two week engagement now through October 20, 2013. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is part of the 2013-2014 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.
Tickets are currently available through an authorized ticket seller found only at the Citi Center Box Office 1-866-348-9738, and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA during normal business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm to 6pm). Season Series patrons interested in tickets should call Broadway In Boston directly at 1-866-523-7469 and for Member tickets please call 1-866-551-7469. For groups of 10 or more please call Broadway In Boston Group Sales directly at 617-482-8616 or email Groups@broadwayinboston.com.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the 2010 Tony® Award nominee for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 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.
The show is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine labeled it, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.” The musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.
The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas in February.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical 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 produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology and Broadway Across America.
For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com or www.BroadwayInBoston.com. For the latest news, announcements and “backstage” access on all of our upcoming shows become a fan of Broadway In Boston at www.Facebook.com/BroadwayInBoston, follow us on Twitter @BroadwayBoston and on Instagram @BroadwayBoston.
PERFORMANCES ARE: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
TICKET PRICES: Starting at $33
Tickets are currently available through an authorized ticket seller found only at the Citi Center Box Office 1-866-348-9738, and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA during normal business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm