Redd, who appeared in the Broadway productions of Ring of Fire and Parade, will assume the role of Jerry Lee Lewis on Monday, May 14. Bouril, who was a part of the second season of HBO’s acclaimed series “Boardwalk Empire,” will begin performances as Sam Phillips Wednesday, May 16.
Eric Stang, who currently plays Jerry Lee Lewis will play his final performances on Sunday evening, May 13. James Moye, who plays Sam Phillips, will play his final performance on Monday, May 14.
Redd and Bouril join the New World Stages cast which also features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), and Victoria Matlock (Dyanne).
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET received to rave reviews from critics and has audiences leaping to their feet every night. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine said it is, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is celebrating its third year in New York and recently marked its 300th performance at New World Stages, the home of other Broadway musical hits such as Avenue Q and Rent.
The show won a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award and received Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance nominations.
In addition to the New York production, the Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre and a national tour launched in Cleveland and this fall will begin its second smash year.
On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock and Roll,” who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.
Inspired by the true story, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for the New York production includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, and Broadway Across America.
For more information about MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.
RANDY REDD (Jerry Lee Lewis). Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire, Parade. Off-Broadway: The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons), Some Men (Second Stage), Smoke on the Mountain. Regional: Goodspeed, Geffen Playhouse, Kennedy Center. Film/TV: After the Storm, Kinsey.
CURT BOURIL (Sam Phillips). Broadway: Accent On Youth, A Man for All Seasons. Off-Broadway: Regrets, The Guest At Central Park West. TV/film: “30 Rock,” “Boardwalk Empire” (winner of 2012 SAG Award for Best Ensemble), The Take, “Black Jack,” “The Onion Sports Dome,” “Law & Order: CSI,” “Royal Pains,” “Boston Legal,” “All My Children,” “Guiding Light”.
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