Chicago Theatre Review
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Extended Again!
By Devlyn Camp
You didn’t forget about Million Dollar Quartet, did you? They’ve been here for three years, but the wild and crazy 1956 night at Sun Records will rock on until at least May 2012.
Quartet is based on the famous impromptu gathering of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis in the ’50s, which was recorded and set into history as one of the most famous nights of rock and roll. The jukebox show had a limited run at the Goodman Theatre in 2008 and transferred to the Apollo shortly after, where it still relives the night five times a week. Quartet opened on Broadway in 2010 and played a little over a year before transferring off-Broadway, where it remains playing. But why go out to New York City when the extraordinary talent is hammering away at pianos and guitars in our own backyard?
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Running through May 2012
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About the Author - Devlyn
Devlyn Camp is currently a student at Columbia College Chicago studying Musical Theatre and Television. In addition to performing, he has co-written the book for the musical No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance based on Sheldon Patinkin’s book of the same name. When not in a theatre, he is most likely reading, watching too many hours of television, or enjoying a delicious sandwich. Devlyn is elated to be a part of Chicago Theatre Review. You can contact him at email@example.com.