Tony Award-Winning Million Dollar Quartet Returns to Washington, D.C. Area this June with Five Shows at Wolf Trap

The true story of the first-and-only gathering of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis onstage at the Filene Center, June 26, 27 and 28

Vienna, Virginia (June 15, 2015) —The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical  Million Dollar Quartet returns to the Washington area with five performances at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, June 26, 27 and 28.  Audiences will be dancing in their “blue suede shoes” and doing a “whole lotta shakin’” to the music of the “million dollar quartet.” Visit WolfTrap.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

The real-life event turned musical transports audiences to December 1956 in a recording studio at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn. with four of the greatest rock’n’roll legends of all time: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Together, the superstars created an impromptu recording that will forever live on in musical history. This unique moment is captured in the 90-minute experience that features a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.

In 1956, newspapers termed this gathering “the million dollar quartet;” today the New York Times describes the show as “a buoyant new jukebox musical” and the New York Magazine calls it a “dazzling, raucous spectacle.”

Since debuting at the Apollo Theater in 2008, Million Dollar Quartet is the longest running show in Chicago’s history. Accolades include a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, two Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux), an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue, and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance.

After two popular runs in the Washington, D.C. area, Million Dollar Quartet returns for five shows only:

Friday, June 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.wolftrap.org, by phone at 877.WOLFTRAP, and in person at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia. Prices range from $22-$80.

Cast

Carl Perkins…..Gabe Bowling
Jerry Lee Lewis…..Colte Julian
Johnny Cash…..Scott Moreau
Elvis Presley…..Jacob Rowley
Sam Phillips…..Bryan Langlitz
Dyanne…..Laura Obenauf
Fluke (drummer)…..Patrick Morrow
Jay Perkins (bass player)…..Chuck Zayas

Creative

Director…..Eric Schaeffer
Co-Author…..Colin Escott
Co-Author…..Floyd Mutrux
Sound Designer…..Kai Harada
Scenic Design…..Derek McLane
Lighting Design…..Howell Binkley
Hair & Wig Design…..Tom Watson
Costume Design…..Jane Greenwood
Musical Arrangements & Supervision…..Chuck Mead
Production Stage Manager…..B.J. Forman
Stage Manager…..Andrew Bacigalupo
Producer…..James L. Nederlander

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.

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Emily Smalling, Coordinator, Public Relations
703.255.4096 or emilys@wolftrap.org

Michelle Pendoley, Director, Public Relations
703.255.1917 or michellep@wolftrap.org