Chicago Hit ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Headed To Broadway

Million Dollar Quartet File Photo

Million Dollar Quartet File Photo

Million Dollar Quartet is a solid gold musical 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.

The show, which has been playing for almost a year in Chicago, will open in the spring, according to the show’s producers.

“Quartet” is the story of one night, Dec. 4, 1956, when the four singers came together in the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis. Sam Phillips, the music producer and Sun Records’ founder, is credited with discovering Cash and Presley, as well as recording the work of many of blues pioneers, such as Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King.

The rare recording session became the stuff of legend. Lewis was in the studio playing for Perkins when in walked Presley, whose hits that year that included “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Phillips called Cash to join them, and the quartet, for the first and last time, played together.

This should be a huge hit on the Broadway scene.  🙂



  • Contact Paper
    Posted at 01:02h, 13 December

    there would be no other king of rock and roll like elvis presley, he is the best and a legend .”‘

  • Carol Selph Mears
    Posted at 06:54h, 06 September

    You can image that they were NOT singing any be-bop, rock-n-roll, country, . . . it was Southern Gospel!!!! These fellows were “teethed” on church music.

  • Jasmine Turner
    Posted at 02:45h, 31 August

    i always love the songs of Elvis Presley, there would be no other singer like him-“;

  • Luke Turner
    Posted at 21:00h, 19 July

    who could have not known the greatest musician of the decade. Elvis is the king…-

  • Nurse Goodbody
    Posted at 13:11h, 01 September

    anything is possible…. 🙂

  • Frankie
    Posted at 13:07h, 01 September

    Actually, there are no plans to close in Chicago. May be playing there and Broadway at the same time.

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