MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
AT THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 9:30 AM
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway musical currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), will perform the National Anthem to kick off the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7. The performance will be broadcast live on WNBC (channel 4) between 9:30-9:45 AM. In attendance will be Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 40,000 runners as they prepare to run 26.2 miles through the city.
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 and 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 jam sessions of all time.
Inspired by the actual event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.
For more information about MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online www.TicketMaster.com, by calling 877-250-2929, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s performance schedule is Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM.
NEW REGULAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 3): Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.