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Kravis on Broadway | Million Dollar Quartet

Mary Murray

Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux’s Million Dollar Quartet takes theatergoers behind-the-scenes of one of Rock and Rolls’ legendary recording sessions in 1956 when the production comes to the Kravis Center for the Kravis on Broadway Series.

 

Million Dollar Quartet

April 29 to May 4

Million Dollar Quartet - Kravis on Broadway - musical theater with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis

Production History: This show actually has Floridian roots, having opened in Daytona Beach in 2006 before traveling to Seattle, Chicago and finally Broadway, premiering at the Nederlander Theatre in 2010. The production was nominated for three Tony Awards, including best musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award for outstanding musical.

 

Synopsis: This jukebox musical takes place December 4, 1956 at the Sun Records studios in Memphis and depicts a jam session among Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

 

Notable Songs: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line”

 

Why You Should See It: Whether you grew up with this music or just know it from your favorite oldies station, Million Dollar Quartet is a lesson in rock-and-roll history the entire family can enjoy.

  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit kravis.org.
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