Tue, July 7
Million Dollar Quartet Returns to DPAC April 5-6, 2016
(Durham, NC) DPAC announces tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will go on sale Saturday, July 18th at 10am. Ticket prices range from $10 to $80 and will be available at the DPAC Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting dpacnc.com, or by calling (919) 680-2787.
SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2015/2016 season seat members have the chance to reserve the best seats to the Encore Broadway special beginning July 14th. Tickets to each individual show will go on sale Saturday, July 18th at 10am.
Online at DPACnc.com
DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787
15+ Group tickets are now available through email at [email protected]
The international Tony® Award-Winning 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, gathered the four legendary musicians 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, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
The original Broadway production was directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in 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 musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.
The longest-running musical production in Chicago’s history, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and continues to perform to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas in February 2013.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received two Tony Award® nominations, one for Best Musical, and one for Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology and Broadway Across America.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will play April 5 through April 6, 2016 at DPAC. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm.
For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com
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National Tour Press Representative: Local Press Representative:
Type A Marketing DPAC
DJ Martin/Andrew Darcey Samantha Biardi
1650 Broadway, Suite 800 123 Vivian Street
New York, NY 10019 Durham, NC 27701
(212) 307-0800 (t) (919) 281-0815 (t)
(212) 307-7113 (f) (919) 281-0818 (f)
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed three times in the top 5 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #3 ranked theater in the U.S.
For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.