About This Event
Broadway Across America
Million Dollar Quartet
May 29th - June 3rd, 2012
On sale: 3/23/2012 at 10am.
Do not miss the national tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award®-winning new musical inspired by the true story of four rock ‘n’ roll icons when it makes its Salt Lake City premiere, May 29 - June 3, 2012 at Capitol Theatre as part of the Broadway Across America - Utah 2011-2012 Season.
On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. 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.
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 New York Times praises MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by saying, “A hit parade of favorites, providing the audience with blast after blast of sweet nostalgia.” Echoing accolades come from the Associated Press as they describe the production as ‘“MUSICAL FIREWORKS! MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET gets the cheering audience to its feet!” NY 1 agrees, “ MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET makes for 90 minutes of PLATINUM GRADE ENTERTAINMENT.”
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for the national tour includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
In 2008 the smash-hit musical opened in Chicago and continues its run at the Apollo Theatre. The Broadway production premiered at the Nederlander Theater in April of 2010. The first international production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET debuted in February 2011 at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End.
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 on Broadway by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America and James L. Nederlander.
Run time: 105 minutes (No intermission)
Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes in arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
All ticket purchases are final, there are no exchanges or refunds.
There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per person on an internet transaction.
Seats will be grouped together in the number you request.
Recommended age for all performances is 8 years or older and no babes in arms unless otherwise specified.
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