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Million Dollar Quartet Critics’ Reviews

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits that includes "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Hound Dog." The musical captures the singular moment when four major talents came together to become a red-hot rock 'n' roll band.

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About Million Dollar Quartet

What Is the Story of Million Dollar Quartet?
Based on a real-life jam session of rock ’n’ roll gods Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, Million Dollar Quartet reveals what happened at that historic meeting on December 4, 1956. With the holidays just around the corner, chart-topper Presley, a then unknown Lewis, rising star Cash and stalled up-and-comer Perkins find themselves assembled at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, where their producer and manager Sam Phillips has business on his mind. In the rocking hour that follows, Phillips’ roster of extraordinary musical talent shows why and how they became four of the biggest names in music history.


Critics’ Reviews (5)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"The actors portraying these pioneers don’t just play the roles but play the music too. Gifted musicians and likable performers, they tackle with no apparent discomfort the unenviable chore of impersonating some of the most revered names in pop music, from their slick pompadours right down to their frisky, agile fingertips."

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

""The cast of Broadway newcomers are a talented, high-energy bunch...competent actors, even better musicians.""

The New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

""The four stars of the Chicago show...deliver wholly stellar musical performances that go far, far beyond what Broadway audiences typically hear when actors pick up instruments. Thrilling for aficionados!""

The Chicago Tribune

Chris Jones

""The show kicks up an exhilarating fuss each time one of the stars takes the mike. The best seats for Million Dollar Quartet are any ones within earshot.""

The Washington Post

Peter Marks

""Million Dollar Quartet kicks ass!""

The New Yorker

John Lahr

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