Back in the 1950s some of the biggest stars of music were the likes of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and, of course, Elvis Presley. But during that decade the group got together to jam and arrange music, forming what has gone on to be known as the Million Dollar Quartet. They released their recordings to the public under the same name and though they would not become as well known as future similar team-ups, they formed the basis to what many consider to be the first supergroup.
And the importance of the team-up has since been captured by the glorious Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet”, a Tony Award-winning production that now finds its way to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre. It will give London theatre audiences a chance to relish in the gripping story and familiar tunes as music history is recreated onstage.
It is no wonder that “Million Dollar Quartet” has received so much attention. After all, it has featured some acclaimed performers taking on the roles of Cash, Perkins, Presley and then-newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis. The impromptu jam session that was original instigated in the 1950s has reached legendary status in the years since it happened and if they have recorded official material it is likely that it would have become a worldwide sensation, particularly as audiences could not get enough of the likes of Elvis and Cash, amongst others.
And so “Million Dollar Quartet” joins a West End musical scene that already contains within it an array of jukebox musicals such as Jersey Boys – based on the work of The Four Seasons, and We Will Rock You – based on the work of Queen. But whereas the music in those productions are from single bands, “Million Dollar Quartet” contains within it the work of plenty, with tracks including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “I Walk the Line”, “Who Do You Love?”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “My Babe”, “Fever” and “Great Balls of Fire”, amongst others.
So Million Dollar Quartet is likely to attract all kinds of fans to the Noel Coward Theatre when it follows the likes of Deathtrap in 2011. It runs from Monday 28th February 2011 (previews from Tuesday 8th February 2011) to Saturday 1st October 2011.
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