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Derek Keeling, Cody Slaughter, et al. Set for National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet

Derek Keeling
Casting has been announced for the national tour of the new musical Million Dollar Quartet, which will launch at the PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, October 11-23.

The show was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley -- along with Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. .

Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for the national tour includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).

The cast will feature Derek Keeling as Johnny Cash, Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Christopher Ryan Grant as Sam Phillips, Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Billy Shaffer (Fluke, drums), and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins, bass). The company also features Austin Cook, Scott F. Moreau, John Michael Presney, David Sonneborn, Alyssa Marie, and Billy Woodward

Following the Cleveland engagement, the tour will play Rochester, NY (October 25-30); Pittsburgh, PA (November 1-6); Buffalo, NY (November 8-13); Milwaukee, WI (November 15-20); Charlotte, NC (November 22-December 11); Indianapolis, IN (December 13-18); Naples, FL (December 20-23); Miami, FL (December 27-January 1); Tampa, FL (January 3-8); East Lansing, MI (January 10-15); Grand Rapids, MI (January 17-22); Detroit, MI (January 24-February 5); Appleton, WI (February 7-12); Memphis, TN (February 14-19); Fayetteville, AR (February 21-26); Houston, TX (February 28-March 4); Dallas, TX (March 6-18); Kansas City, MO (March 20-25); Minneapolis, MN (March 27-April 1); Sacramento, CA (April 17-22); Costa Mesa, CA (April 24-May 6); San Jose, CA (May 8-13); Seattle, WA (May 15-20); Portland, OR (May 22-27); Salt Lake City, UT (May 29-June 3); Tempe, AZ (June 5-10); Las Vegas, NV (June 12-17); and Los Angeles, CA (June 19-July 1).

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