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There was no plan for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins to record together on December 4, 1956, but as fate would have it, they did and left behind a historic and mind-blowing album.

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux. Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

There was no plan for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins to record together on December 4, 1956, but as fate would have it, they did and left behind a historic and mind-blowing album. Million Dollar Quartet tells that story, with all the raw energy and monumental talent you’ve come to expect from these music giants.

It all begins in the Sun Records recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Up and comer Jerry Lee Lewis is recording songs with rockabilly king Carl Perkins when already iconic Elvis Presley stops by the studio with his girlfriend. The not-quite-yet-a-guitar-god Johnny Cash is there to pay a visit to music manager Sam Phillips. Throw them all together and you have one of the most unexpected, unprecedented and unforgettable musical moments in history. It was the first and only time they played together and, through their musical genius, created an explosive album that has yet to be matched.

Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and a win for Best Supporting Actor, Million Dollar Quartet features some of the biggest and best songs of all time, including “Peace in the Valley,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” “Hound Dog” and “Great Balls of Fire.” This is the show that ran in Chicago from 2008 to 2016 and spanned more than 2,500 performances. Critics called it “the most exuberant theatrical event,” “dazzling from first beat to last” and “the best live rock ‘n’ roll show I have ever seen.” It is the third longest-running show in Chicago theatre history and the Paramount is about to do its production of it. Be there.

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Meet the Team

Artistic Team

Jim Corti

Director

Paramount Theatre’s Artistic Director and 7-time Jeff Award winner

Cast

Adam Wesley Brown *

Carl Perkins

making Paramount Theatre debut

Kavan Hashemian *

Elvis Presley

making Paramount Theatre debut

Gavin Rohrer *

Jerry Lee Lewis

making Paramount Theatre debut

Bill Scott Sheets *

Johnny Cash

making Paramount Theatre debut

Courtney Mack *

Dyanne

previously in Mamma Mia!

Zach Lentino *

Brother Jay

making Paramount Theatre debut

Scott Simon *

Fluke

making Paramount Theatre debut

Nicholas Harazin *

Sam Phillips

making Paramount Theatre debut

Ethan Deppe *

u/s Fluke

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Kurowski *

u/s Jerry Lewis

previous understudy in Million Dollar Quartet

Kent M. Lewis *

u/s Johnny Cash, u/s Sam Phillips

making Paramount Theatre debut

Doug Pawlik *

u/s Elvis Presley

previous understudy in Million Dollar Quartet and in Route 66 at the Copley Theatre

Jessie Pinnick

u/s Dyanne

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jake Saleh *

u/s Brother Jay

making Paramount Theatre debut

Zachary Stevenson *

u/s Carl Perkins

making Paramount Theatre debut

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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