Million Dollar Quartet

Nederlander Theatre
208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
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Fun!!!!

I have to say, going into this show, I didnt expect much. I thought it would be just another jukebox musical. I can happily say thats not how I felt when I left! I could barely keep still the music was so catchy! All the performers were absolutely outstanding! You can not deny the musicianship on that stage. I cant say the plot was riveting, its based on a true event. If they changed it... then it wouldnt be true. But I can say, I had an unshakeable grin throughout the entire show! I would love to see this show again!

Worth A Million

This is one show I am happy I saw. Simply staged, true to studio work, the performers and the realities of the time and how they relate to today. Why "dirt poor" people make great music. Brought back great memories and is a great new one.

Not Half Bad

Okay - its not the greatest show to ever hit Broadway, but its by far not the worst. If you accept the fact that the show takes great liberties with the events of the day it profiles and enjoy the music and the efforts of the talented performers then it is money well spent. Others have noted that Eddie Glendening is the weak link in the cast - and that is accurate - but the performance of Levi Kreis is alone worth the price of admission. Discount tickets are readily available and it is well worth that investment to see a truly talented individual perform with unbounded energy. His Tony Award was no fluke!

Million Dollar Quartet is Outstanding

Great music, interesting story and the staging is perfect. I highly recommend it!

UGHHH

I did NOT like this show at all. It was really boring and not worth all that money. It was an hour and 40 min of boringness. The only reason I would tell anyone to see this is for Levi Kreis who plays Jerry Lee Lewis. He is the only good part of the show. If you are having trouble sleeping however, this is a great show to see.

disappointed

Doesnt hold s candle to Jersey Boys. Jerry Lee Lewis and Cash are right on . The other two characters are weak. There was no necessity for the female character. At the original meeting, she sat in the background. They script should have been truer to the original recording. The last song of the sho was wonderful ....and the Cash and Lewis songs great..The soap opera quality of the rest of the story was at best ...boring.

4 Million Dollars

This is a really enjoyable show. Sure not all the characterizations were spot on but this was 1956 and maybe they were closer to reality than we all remember. The cast is superb and the songs nearly just the way we remember them. It is hard to imagine that tiem when Rock and Roll was in its infancy. This will run for years and so it should.

A MILD"QUARTET" BUT FUN ANYWAY

This show recreates the legendary meeting of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis for a one night stand at the Sun recording studio. While it doesnt teach us much about the characters in general, the songs are choice 50s rock and the performances and musicianship are first rate. Nothing to write home about perhaps, but mighty enjoyable anyway.

Million Dollar Quartet

With music and performances like these, you dont need a story. It will close "Jersey Boys," which was full of four letters words as well as tuneful music. As I recall, there isnt one four letter word in "...Quartet." I agree about the weak portrayal of Elvis. I told the electrical staff to pass it on, that the part needs more participation. I dont think that it is the actors fault - it is the way that the part was written. This show will run for years!

Hot Ticket

If you grew up in the fifties and love rock and roll this show is a sensational find. The choice of songs and cast is dead on perfect. You dont want to miss this amazing production. Yes it is true that the Elvis voice is the weak link and the story is more or less disposable but you will be swept away by the music. Dont want to spoil anything but if you are not standing and cheering by the final song then you need to have someone check your pulse.

Hot Ticket

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Good, Not Great, but a Fun Evening

MDQ possesses a very thin storyline so if youre expecting the story of Sun Records and what really happened on this particular night you wont get it here. Some liberties are also taken with regard to the quartets history but, given the time constraints of a Bway show, its understandable. You will be treated to an hour and a half of excellent music combined with great performances. With the exception of Eddie Clendening, who portrays Elvis, the cast sings and plays wonderfully. I think he was the weakest of the bunch. I wasnt expecting an Elvis impersonator -- I dont like them anyway -- but I think his voice paled in comparison to everyone else. I was actually surprised by his being cast in this role when everyone around him seemed to be so much stronger. Notably, Levi Kreis, who plays Jerry Lee, was exceptional; a real standout. He plays and sings with the verve and enthusium that always accompanies Jerry Lees live performances. He also portrayed the sometimes obnoxious swagger that is inherent in Mr. Lewis, perfectly. With the exception of Elvis, Ive seen all of the others performing live, albeit way after their heyday, so I had something with which to compare their performances. Still, I would definitely recommend this show because of the music and the musical performances but dont expect much from the book. It was more like a concert performance but one of the best Ive attended. The audience enjoyed the show, gave a standing ovation at the end and definitely appreciated the encore. Catch it while you can because I dont think it will be around very long. I hope Im wrong though.

RE:Good, Not Ggreat, but a Fun Evening

MDQ possesses a very thin storyline so if youre expecting the story of Sun Records and what really happened on this particular night you wont get it here. Some liberties are also taken with regard to the quartets history but, given the time constraints of a Bway show, its understandable. You will be treated to an hour and a half of excellent music combined with great performances. With the exception of Eddie Clendening Elvis, the cast sings and plays wonderfully. I think he was the weakest of the bunch. I wasnt expecting an Elvis impersonator -- I dont like them anyway -- but I think his voice paled in comparison to everyone else. I was actually surprised by his being cast in this role when everyone around him seemed to be so much stronger. Notably, Levi Kreis Jerry Lee was exceptional; a real standout. He plays and sings with the verve and enthusium that always accompanies Jerry Lees live performances. He also portrayed the sometimes obnoxious swagger that is inherent in Mr. Lewis, perfectly. With the exception of Elvis, Ive seen all of the others performing live, albeit way after their heyday, so I had something with which to compare their performances. Still, I would definitely recommend this show because of the music and the musical performances but dont expect much from the book. It was more like a concert performance but one of the best Ive attended. The audience enjoyed the show, gave a standing ovation at the end and definitely appreciated the encore. Catch it while you can because I dont think it will be around very long. I hope Im wrong though.