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Million Dollar Quartet closes early at Noel Coward Theatre
The musical Million Dollar Quartet has posted early closing notices for 14 Jan 2012, at the Noel Coward Theatre (the show was originally taking bookings until Oct 2012).
Million Dollar Quartet opened at the Noel Coward Theatre 28 Feb 2011, following previews from 8 Feb, to moderate notices from the popular press. "If you're of a certain generation, it's a joy to hear once again numbers such as Hound Dog, Great Balls of Fire and I Walk the Line." (Guardian);"Anyone who loves rock and roll is almost certain to have a good time." (Telegraph).
The musical has book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, originally conceived by Floyd Mutrux.
It is directed by Eric Schaeffer, designed by Derek McLane, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Kai Harada. Musical arrangements and supervision Chuck Mead
Cast includes Bill Ward (Sam Phillips), Michael Malarkey (Elvis Presley), Ben Goddard (Jerry Lee Lewis), Derek Hagen (Johnny Cash), Oliver Seymour-Marsh (Carl Perkins).
Produced in London by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, James L. Nederlander, Joseph Smith and Michael McCabe.
Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the actual event that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history. Features over 20 of the greatest rock ’n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits.