National Tour Of "Million Dollar Quartet"
To Kick Off At Colonial Theatre
October 8 - 20

Inspired by the electrifying and true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, "Million Dollar Quartet" is set to play the Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre for a limited two week engagement October 8 – 20.

The show is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. "Million Dollar Quartet" is part of the 2013-2014 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. The Boston engagement kicks off the show's national tour.

A 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, "Million Dollar Quartet" is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.

"Million Dollar Quartet" brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences embraced the show with unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine labeled it, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.”

The Chicago production of "Million Dollar Quartet" opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s in Las Vegas in February.

For information and tickets, call the Citi Center Box Office at 1-866-348-9738 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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