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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET welcomes James Moye as ‘Sam Philips’




MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome James Moye (Ragtime, Happiness) to the role of ‘Sam Phillips’ starting tonight at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).


Moye will temporarily be taking over the role for Hunter Foster who will be on a leave of absence from the show.


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.


The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. An upcoming national tour will launch next season and a London production will open at the Noël Coward Theatre on February 28, 2011 with previews beginning February 8, 2011.


For more information about MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.


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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) is 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.


James Moye (Sam Phillips). Broadway/Off-Broadway:  Ragtime (revival), A Tale of Two Cities, The Full Monty, Urinetown, Happiness (LCT).  Tours: Drowsy Chaperone (Aldopho), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), White Christmas (Bob Wallace, Ordway). Regional credits include: Tinyard Hill (Theatreworks-CA, 2009 SF Bay Critics Award, Best Supporting Actor), 110 In the Shade (Signature-VA, Helen Hayes nominee-Best Supporting Actor), Steppenwolf, Goodman, Old Globe. Film/TV:  Fair Game, “Royal Pains,” “Law and Order: CI,” “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light.”  Cast recording:  Dream True. Proud Member-AEA.  www.JamesMoye.com.


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