Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta and Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta have partnered to get fans an up close and personal look at items from the stars who inspired the award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet.
During the show’s limited engagement at the Fox Theatre, from March 12to 17, 2013 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2012-13 season, ticket holders will have access to a free display with authentic memorabilia from the famous quartet in the Spanish Room. The display is provided by Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta and includes Johnny Cash’s handwritten lyrics and suit, a handwritten note and karate costume owned by Elvis Presley and exclusive items from Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Guests can see even more exclusive memorabilia, including an Elvis Presley motorcycle, at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta for pre-theatre dinner! For more information and priority seating, visit www.hardrock.com/Atlanta.
The national tour of the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Atlanta premiere March 12 to 17, 2013 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $33 and will be available at Fox Theatre box office, by visiting www.FoxAtlTix.com or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.
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, 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 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 Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas last month. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011.
Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Musical and 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 will play March 12 to 17 at the Fox Theatre. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com