MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
National Tour Wraps Up the
Kravis Center's Kravis On Broadway 2013/2014 Season
Limited Engagement April 29 - May 4
(West Palm Beach, FL - April 8, 2014) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announces the arrival of the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, opening April 29 – May 4. The musical hit is the final production in the Kravis on Broadway 2013/2014 season. Tickets are on sale now.
The international Tony® Award-Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet 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, gathered the four legendary musicians 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, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
Portraying these icons are, James Barry as Carl Perkins, John Countryman as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tyler K. Hunter as Elvis Presley and Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash. Vince Nappo plays the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Sam Phillips. The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Patrick Morrow (Fluke, drums) and Corey Kaiser (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company are: Andrew Frace, Robby Kipferl, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Sean McGibbon, David Sonneborn, and H. Bradley Waters.
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 longest-running musical production in Chicago’s history, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and continues to perform 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 2013.
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.
Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Bessemer Trust and Gunster.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will play Tuesday, April 29 at 8:00 pm; Wednesday, April 30 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 pm; Friday, May 2 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center’s Official Website www.kravis.org; by calling the Box Office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; or in person at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Group orders of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.
For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.
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