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Million Dollar Quartet rocks and rolls onward

March 18, 2011

Levi Kreis is a talented pianist, singer, songwriter and actor. There's just one show business skill he may need to work on: predictor of musicals. Kreis says he certainly liked what he heard when he attended the first table reading of a little embryonic show seven years ago at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. He just didn't think it would go too far.

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Kathie Lee On Stage with the Cast of Million Dollar Quartet

January 27, 2011

On Wednesday, January 26, Kathie Lee Gifford joined the cast of Million Dollar Quartet on stage for a special "Sittin' in with the Band" performance.

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Complete Casting Announced for West End's Million Dollar Quartet

January 6, 2011

The full lineup for the London production of rockabilly nostaligia-fest musical Million Dollar Quartet has been announced. The show, helmed by Eric Shaeffer, will begin performances at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre on February 8 with an official opening February 28.

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Lee Rocker Will Join Broadway Cast of Million Dollar Quartet in 2011

December 20, 2010

Grammy Award-nominated Stray Cats musician Lee Rocker will join the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet for a limited 12-performance engagement beginning Jan. 21, 2011.

Rocker, who is the bassist and vocalist for the rockabilly band The Stray Cats, will step into the role of Jay Perkins for original Million Dollar Quartet cast member Corey Kaiser, who is taking a scheduled vacation from the production. Kaiser will return to the production Feb. 1, 2011.

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Million Dollar Quartet Performs At Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2010

Million Dollar Quartet, the hit Broadway musical currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre, will perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this Thursday, November 25. The performance will be broadcast nationally on NBC between 9:00-10:00AM. In New York, the parade will air on WNBC, channel 4 (check local listings for broadcast times outside the tri-state area).

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Million Dollar Quartet to Open in London's West End Feb. 28

November 19, 2010

Million Dollar Quartet, the award-winning new musical that tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history, will open at London’s Noël Coward Theatre on 28 February 2011 with previews from 8 February 2011. The full cast will be announced shortly.

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Million Dollar Quartet Welcomes Ray Benson For One Night Only Jam Session

November 10, 2010

Million Dollar Quartet, Broadway's new hit musical, is pleased to announce that Ray Benson, front man for the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and nine-time Grammy Award winner, will join the cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical for a special performance during the finale of the Tuesday evening, November 16 performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

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Lesley Gore Set for Million Dollar Quartet 10/28

October 13, 2010

Lesley Gore has rescheduled her special performance with the cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical for Thursday evening, October 28 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

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Million Dollar Quartet performs at Broadway on Broadway

September 13, 2010

Broadway on Broadway, the annual free outdoor concert at the crossroads of the world brings together stars and performances from current and upcoming Broadway productions to celebrate the beginning of the new Broadway season. The cast of Million Dollar Quartet performed a medley from the show.

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Two Killers, No Filler: Jerry Lee Lewis Performs With Million Dollar Quartet

September 11, 2010

After Levi Kreis, the Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, made the pilgrimage to the hotel suite of Jerry Lee Lewis, it was only fair that Mr. Lewis return the favor. On Friday night, Mr. Lewis, the last surviving principal member of a legendary 1956 jam session that also included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, came to the Nederlander Theater to play three encores with his Million Dollar Quartet counterparts.

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Rock ’n’ Roll’s Killer Meets Broadway’s

September 9, 2010

Fresh off a matinee performance of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Levi Kreis ran a nervous hand through his pompadour as he stood in the living room of a hotel suite high above Times Square on Wednesday. Mr. Kreis, the actor and musician who plays Jerry Lee Lewis in that Broadway musical, seemed unsure of how to comport himself when the suite’s primary occupant arrived. First he propped himself between two chairs, like a sprinter waiting for a starting pistol. Then, half-reverently and half-jokingly, he got down on one knee, which was the position he was found in when the real-life Mr. Lewis entered the room.

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Million Dollar Quartet Adds Actors Fund Performance Sep. 26

August 30, 2010

Actors Fund Special Performances have been thrilling audiences for 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so "special"? Each year, Broadway companies generously give their time and talent by adding a ninth performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will be adding an extra performance on September 26 at 7pm to benefit The Actors Fund.

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Jerry Lee Lewis to Join MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sep. 10!

August 18, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Broadway's new musical sensation, is thrilled to announce that music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, the last surviving member of the real ‘Million Dollar Quartet,' will join the cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical for a special encore during the Friday evening, September 10 performance.

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Larry Gatlin SITS IN WITH MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

August 9, 2010

Yesterday, August 8, Grammy-winning country music star Larry Gatlin took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in a special performance of the song "Johnny Cash is Dead and His House Burned Down."

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Guy Davis Takes the Stage with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

July 21, 2010

On July 20th legendary blues musician Guy Davis took the stage with Broadway's own Million Dollar Quartet for the show's finale.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Perform On Jimmy Fallon 7/15

July 12, 2010

On Thursday, July 15, the cast of Broadway's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the new musical sensation, will perform on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (12:35AM-1:35AM on Channel 4 in New York. Check local listings).

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway

July 7, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the new Broadway musical sensation, celebrates its 100th performance on Broadway tonight during the evening performance at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Bid on Autographed MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Director's Notes

July 1, 2010

DirectorsLabChicago is an organization that creates environments (including an annual summer symposium) for stage directors from around the world to gather, exchange ideas, and develop their craft. To further their mission of bringing the highest level of quality to the Lab, they have organized a week-long auction on eBay. The items up for auction will be autographed pages of notes written during the rehearsals of some of the most important recent productions in the American theater. Director Eric Schaeffer has graciously contributed two pages of his notes from the Broadway production of the Chicago-born hit, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, as well as the title page from his personal copy of the script.

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LEVI KREIS WINS THE TONY® FOR BEST FEATURED ACTOR!

June 14, 2010

Levi Kreis, the rocker who made his Broadway debut playing Jerry Lee Lewis in the new musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, took home a 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

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Melissa Etheridge Joins MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET June 23

June 11, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Broadway's new hit musical, is pleased to announce that Academy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will join the cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical for a special performance during the finale of the Wednesday evening, June 23 performance.

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Million Dollar Quartet Performs on "The Today Show"

June 2, 2010

This morning, the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, performed live on NBC's "Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Perform On "Good Day NY" 5/27

May 25, 2010

On Thursday, May 27, Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony nominated Best Musical, will perform "Blue Suede Shoes" live on FOX 5's "Good Day New York" between 9:30-10:00AM on channel 5.

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LEVI KREIS WINS AN OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD!

May 17, 2010

Winners of the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced May 17th. Million Dollar Quartet's Levi Kreis won in the Best Featured Actor category. The awards will be presented May 27th at Sardi’s Restaurant.

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Million Dollar Quartet on CBS's Weekend Journal

May 15, 2010

A jam session at Memphis' Sun Studios in 1956 with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins is getting attention again through a Tony-nominated play on Broadway. Jeff Glor reports.

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Tickets for Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet Now On Sale Through November

May 10, 2010

Tickets for the Broadway production of the Chicago hit Million Dollar Quartet, which officially opened April 11 at the Nederlander Theatre, are now on sale through Nov. 21.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE TONY AWARD® FOR BEST MUSICAL!

May 4, 2010

The 64th Annual Tony Award nominations were announced today and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has received the following 3 nominations!

BEST MUSICAL
BEST BOOK – Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
BEST FEATURED ACTOR – Levi Kreis

The Tony Awards will be broadcast LIVE from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on June 13th.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET TO APPEAR ON LETTERMAN MAY 10

April 28, 2010

The cast of Million Dollar Quartet will perform on the May 10 broadcast of "The Late Show with David Letterman." Million Dollar Quartet is currently playing on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. "The Late Show" airs in the New York metropolitan area on WCBS-TV Channel 2 at 11:35 PM ET; check local listings.

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LEVI KREIS RECEIVES BEST FEATURED ACTOR NOMINATION

April 26, 2010

The 2009-2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on Monday, April 26 at the Algonquin Hotel by actors (and siblings) Sutton Foster and Hunter Foster. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 17, with an official ceremony at Sardi's to be held on Thursday, May 27.

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3 DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATIONS FOR MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

April 20, 2010

BEST MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE - Lance Guest
BEST PERFORMANCE - Levi Kreis

The Drama League proudly announces nominations for the 2009-10 Drama League Awards, to be presented at The 76th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 21, 2010 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The event will be co-hosted by Vanessa Williams Michael Urie.

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Million Dollar Star Levi Kreis on His 'Real Wild Child' Rise

April 15, 2010

Kreis is candid about his humble beginnings. "My high school graduating class had about five people in it. I was valedictorian with a C-average," he explains of life in small-town Tennessee. The youngest of two boys, Kreis' early musical abilities blew everyone away–especially his own family.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens on Broadway

April 12, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET celebrated its opening night yesterday evening on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

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Coaching the Second Coming of Elvis (and Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins)

April 12, 2010

How do you get four actor-musicians to successfully channel four of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history? That was the challenge facing Chuck Mead, the music supervisor of the new Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet, which recreates the night that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins jammed together at Sun Records, the label where all four got their start.

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Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens Tonight!

April 11, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, will open tonight, Sunday, April 11, 2010. In anticipation of the opening, BroadwayWorld brings you the show's latest round of production photos!

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Quick Questions: Million Dollar Man Robert Britton Lyons

April 7, 2010

An amalgam of talent, luck and hard work took Carl Perkins all the way from Tiptonville, Tennessee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That same combination has brought Robert Britton Lyons from Seattle, Washington to Broadway, where Lyons is portraying Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet, a musical requiring him to sing, act and play guitar.

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Behind the Scenes: Million Dollar Quartet

March 29, 2010

A behind-the-scenes look at the new Broadway show, Million Dollar Quartet, which focuses on the historic performance in which rock legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley took the stage together.

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Great Balls of Fire! Million Dollar Quartet Hits the Recording Studio

March 24, 2010

On March 22, 2010, Million Dollar Quartet stars Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Robert Britton Lyons, as well as co-stars Elizabeth Stanley and Hunter Foster, gathered at New York's Avatar Studios to record the original Broadway cast album for their hot new show, which recreates the story of the fabled 1956 meeting between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

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Agenda: All the king's men

March 21, 2010

It's hard to imagine now, but when he hit the music scene as a swivel-hipped, twitchy-lipped 21-year-old in 1956, in terms of sheer outrageousness, Elvis Presley made Lady Gaga look like Michael Buble.

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STAGE TUBE: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET On Imus In The Morning

March 17, 2010

This morning, the cast of Million Dollar Quartet celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a live performance of three songs on Don Imus' News Talk Radio special "Kiss Me, I'm Imus" on 77 WABC and on FOX Business Network.

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Rockin' Out In Rehearsal with Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet

March 9, 2010

Looking for a great rockin' night out on the town? How about spending some time with Elvis Presley? And Johnny Cash. And Carl Perkins. And even Jerry Lee Lewis. Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet brings you all four rock icons, together for one night only. The fact that this meeting-of-the-greats actually happened one night in December 1956 at Memphis' iconic Sun Records is mind-blowing to music fans, and now Broadway audiences will learn why.

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Great Balls of Fire! Million Dollar Quartet Gets Ready to Rock Broadway

March 1, 2010

Guess who's coming to Broadway? Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins-actually, four super-talented young guys making their Broadway debuts portraying the musical icons in Million Dollar Quartet.

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Nederlander Box Office Opens for Million Dollar Quartet February 15

February 15, 2010

The box office of the Nederlander Theatre opens Feb. 15 in anticipation of the Broadway run of the 1950's jukebox rock musical Million Dollar Quartet, which will begin performances March 13.

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Foster and Stanley Will Join Original Chicago Quartet for Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet

January 21, 2010

Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast of Million Dollar Quartet, will re-create their work for Broadway audiences. Clendening will play Elvis Presley, Guest will be Johnny Cash, the Jeff Award-nominated Kreis will play Jerry Lee Lewis, and Lyons will portray Carl Perkins. All four will be making their Broadway debuts.

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Tickets for Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet Now On Sale

December 4, 2009

Tickets for the Broadway run of Million Dollar Quartet, which begins previews at the Nederlander Theatre March 13, 2010, are now on sale!

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Million Dollar Quartet to Move into the Nederlander

November 3, 2009

The next tenant for Broadway's Nederlander Theater was announced late Tuesday afternoon: The new musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, based on a 1956 recording session that brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.

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Million Dollar Quartet Co-Directed by Eric Schaeffer Headed for Broadway

September 2, 2009

Million Dollar Quartet, a musical co-directed by Washington's Eric Schaeffer and based on the legendary 1956 jam session of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, is headed to Broadway.

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'Good Rockin' Tonight,' MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open on Broadway Spring 2010

September 1, 2009

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the new musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together four of the most legendary figures in the history of rock 'n' roll - Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley - will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2010 in a theatre to be announced.

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