Million Dollar Quartet will transfer to Broadway
Million Dollar Quartet is Broadway-bound in spring of 2010, according to an announcement this morning. There's actually very little announced in the way of specifics—there's no date set, theater booked or casting decisions made—but the show's producers want to make us feel like we're included in the conversation, I guess. The terrific jukeboxer, imagining the real-life 1956 night that Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley jammed at Sam Phillips's Sun Studio, is still holding up well at the Apollo with its original Chicago cast, 11 months after opening at the Goodman's Owen Theatre, and there's a good chance it'll continue here even after exporting itself to NYC. (Here's hoping it does better in New York than director Eric Schaeffer's last Broadway outing.) The show's currently up for three Jeff Awards, including musical production, ensemble and supporting actor Levi Kreis.