Paper Mill Playhouse Finds Its Million Dollar Quartet
Hunter Foster directs the 1950s rock-and-roll musical.
Million Dollar Quartet opened on Broadway in 2010, earning Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (penned by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux). The show is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock-'n'-roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time on December 4, 1956. The score includes 1950s rock hits such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Folsom Prison Blues," and more.
The Paper Mill cast will feature James Barry as Carl Perkins, Jason Loughlin as Sam Phillips, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash, Jake Rowley as Elvis Presley, David Sonneborn as Fluke, Bligh Voth as Dyanne, Sam Weber as Brother Jay, and Nat Zegree as Jerry Lee Lewis. Tony nominee Hunter Foster, who originated the role of Sam Phillips on Broadway, will direct the production, with music direction by James Barry.
The creative team includes original scenic design by Derek McLane with additional design by Kelly James Tighe, original costume design by Molly Walz with additional design by China Lee, lighting design by Ryan O'Gara, sound design by Randy Hansen, and hair and wig design by Leah Loukas.