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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Open at London’s Noël Coward Theatre on 28 February 2011

THE NEW MUSICAL “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”


TO OPEN AT LONDON’S NOËL COWARD THEATRE ON 28 FEBRUARY 2011

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. Tickets will go on public sale at 10.00am on 4 December 2010. Continue reading

See Jerry Lee Lewis Perform with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

SEE JERRY LEE LEWIS

PERFORM LIVE WITH THE CAST OF

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

To see footage of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis perform “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” with the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the new Broadway musical sensation, CLICK HERE.

Friday evening, Lewis, the last surviving member of the real life ‘Million Dollar Quartet,’ took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in the special encore.

Special guests in the audience that evening included President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, and her new husband Marc Mezvinsky.

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Jerry Lee Lewis & Million Dollar Quartet’s Levi Kreis Featured in Today’s New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/theater/10jerry.html?_r=1&ref=theater

Jerry Lee Lewis To Appear with Broadway’s MILLION DOLLAR QUARTERT on Friday, September 10

BROADWAY’S

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

TO WELCOME ROCK & ROLL ICON


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JERRY LEE LEWIS

TO NEDERLANDER THEATRE FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 10

FOR ONE TIME ONLY JAM SESSION

WITH THE CAST OF MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

SPECIAL EDITION OF LEWIS’ NEW ALBUM MEAN OLD MAN

TO FEATURE DUET WITH TONY AWARD WINNER LEVI KREIS

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.

Lewis’ brand new album Mean Old Man will be released on September 7 on Verve/Universal Music Enterprises. For the upcoming album, Lewis and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s Levi Kreis, who received a 2010 Tony Award® for his portrayal of Lewis, have recorded a duet of the classic 1959 song “Money (That’s What I Want).” The duet will be included in special limited edition of Mean Old Man that will be sold exclusively at the Nederlander Theatre.

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SHORT TAKES WITH MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s VERY OWN, LEVI KREIS.

Levi Kreis is making his Broadway debut as Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. As he gears up for opening night, we polled him to see what he did to fulfill his downtime . Take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.What album, book and movie are you recommending to friends these days?

I rediscovered an old, but powerful book again two weeks ago; YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE, by Louise Hay.

[Want to read the book? Click on the photo]

 

All my friends have seen WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, if just to be able to talk to each other.

 

Always a must have album on my ipod: Tim Wilson, “BUT I COULD BE WRONG.”

[Want the album? Click on the photo]

 

2. What country (other than the US) would you most like to visit?

Australia. When winter comes here to the states, I spend the cold months listening to Australian internet radio and walking around an apartment full of happy lamps in a sarong. It helps me.

[Want to go to Austrailia? Click on the photo]

3. What musician, composer or pop icon would you most like to be stranded with on a desert island? Why?

Ellen!  I think we would have fun making a boat together, even if it didn’t actually float or save our lives.

 

4. What’s your favorite city or venue to play a gig at?

So far, it was performing my own material at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.  Such a dream come true.

[Click on the photo to find out more on LAPHIL]

 

5.  What’s the last song you downloaded to your iPod?

“LET IT BE,” by Jennifer Hudson for the Hope for Haiti Now CD.

[Click the photo to get the album]

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new musical inspired by the night 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 legends-to-be 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. 

 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opens Sunday, April 11 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
 
This musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, is not affiliated with, or authorized by, Sun Records, Sam Phillips, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins or any of their successors in interest and no such affiliation or authorization should be inferred.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET live performance on Don Imus’ 77WABC & FOX Business Network tomorrow

TO PERFORM LIVE
on
Don Imus’ 77 WABC News Talk Radio, 770 AM
and FOX Business Network, channel 43
Wednesday, March 17
Between 7:00AM-9:00AM

Official opening on April 11, 2010

At Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre

­­­­­­­­Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17, the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a live performance of three songs from the new Broadway musical. The performance will be simulcast on Don Imus’ News Talk Radio special “Kiss Me, I’m Imus” on 77 WABC (770 AM) and on FOX Business Network (channel 43) between 7:00-9:00AM.

Tune in to hear the acclaimed original “quartet” from the Chicago company: Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), and Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins) who are each making their Broadway debuts in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. The cast also features Tony Award® nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown) and Elizabeth Stanley (Cry-Baby).

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.

Click the links below to meet the Quartet:
Eddie Clendening <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwjYcKX9P9I>
Lance Guest <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pedX_HYurGo>
Levi Kreis <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7bafHOb0RY>
Robert Britton Lyons <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTsFYByKt80>

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer, features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, and was originally directed and conceived by Mutrux. The design team for Broadway includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America, and James L. Nederlander.

This musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, is not affiliated with, or authorized by, Sun Records, Sam Phillips, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins or any of their successors in interest and no such affiliation or authorization should be inferred.

For information about the Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit http://www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com <http://www.milliondollarquartetlive.com/> .

Follow MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET news on Twitter @milliondquartet <http://twitter.com/milliondquartet>  and on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/milliondollarquartet>

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online http://www.TicketMaster.com <http://www.TicketMaster.com> , by calling 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s performance schedule will be Tuesday at 8PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Beginning Tuesday, April 13 the performance schedule will be Tuesday at 7PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM.

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SAY HELLO TO THE CAST OF MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, LEVI KREIS

SAY HELLO TO THE CAST OF MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

LEVI KREIS

“is phenomenal as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sun Records’ hellion of a newcomer.”
Chicago Sun-Times

ACTOR:         Levi Kreis

ROLE:           Kreis plays rock and roll piano-playing super-star Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Jerry Lee’s biggest hits have been “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.”
 
In MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Lewis is still an unknown talent who recently began recording with Sun Records.

CREDITS:     Kreis has released three successful solo albums entitled “One of the Ones,” “The Gospel According to Levi” and “Where I Belong.” He has shared the stage with notable performers such as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dog, Farrel, Collective Soul and opened for Cyndi Lauper at Wrigley Field.
 
     For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in Chicago, Kreis was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor.
 
QUOTES:       “Kreis sets the keys on fire in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.”
–       Chicago Tribune

“Kreis is phenomenal as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sun Records’ hellion of a newcomer.”
–       Chicago Sun-Times

MORE:          MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new musical inspired by the night 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 legends-to-be 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.
 
Performances for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET begin Saturday, March 13 for a Sunday, April 11 opening at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
 
This musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, is not affiliated with, or authorized by, Sun Records, Sam Phillips, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins or any of their successors in interest and no such affiliation or authorization should be inferred.

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http://www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com 
Follow MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET news on Twitter @milliondquartet <http://twitter.com/milliondquartet>  and on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/milliondollarquartet