Million Dollar Quartet has set a Broadway opening night date. The new musical, directed by Eric Schaeffer, which is bound for Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, will begin previews on March 13 and open on April 11, 2010.
Inspired by the famed December 4, 1956, recording session that brought together rock icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet recreates the legendary jam session and the story of the men who made it happen. With a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Muntrux, the production features a roster of classic rock and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
Million Dollar Quartet originally opened in Chicago on October 5, 2008, extending its critically acclaimed run and receiving three regional Jeff Award nominations, including Best Production of a Musical. The Chicago production is still playing at the Apollo Theatre, where the show recently celebrated its first anniversary.