Million Dollar Quartet Washington Tickets
“Million Dollar Quartet” is a musical which dramatizes the real life chance meeting of four of music’s greatest names in a recording studio. On December 4th 1956, young rock ‘n’ roll artists Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash along with newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis met by chance and got involved in an impromptu jam session. Being performed in Washington DC, this is one musical, which all music lovers and theater-goers simply cannot miss out on, so hurry up and buy Million Dollar Quartet Washington DC tickets now.
Based on the recordings from that jam session, the musical written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, premiered at Florida’s Seaside Music Theater in 2006. It opened on Broadway in 2010 at the Nederlander Theater and met with success, running for more than a year. It closed in June 2011 after thirty four previews and 489 performances. Following the success in Broadway, it opened at the West End in the Noel Coward Theater in February 2011.
The musical was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical, but did not win. However actor Levi Kreis, who portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis, won for Best Actor in a Musical. The performers in the musical had to be brilliant actors as well as musicians, since they play the music live on stage. It makes a wonderful play based on one of music’s most historic days so do not miss out on this one.