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Chicago Tribune

July 18th, 2014

To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Public Library's Music Information Center, the cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" rocks out for a free 40-minute lunchtime show. Enjoy their renditions of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Sixteen Tons" and more.

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Chicago Artists Resource

July 17th, 2014

A 40-minute concert performance by the cast of Million Dollar Quartet will be held at Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., on Friday, July 18 at 12:15 p.m., in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Cast members from Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago's longest-running musical currently running at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.), will perform hit songs from the production followed by a Q & A with the audience.

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Windy City Times

July 16th, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet Cast members from Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago's longest-running Broadway musical currently running at the Apollo Theater, appear at the Library for a special mini-performance and post-performance conversation.

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Beverly Review

July 15th, 2014

A 40-minute concert performance by the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” will be held at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the library’s music information center. The free event will be held on Friday, July 18, at 12:15 p.m., in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

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Chicago Sun Times

July 14, 2014

Announcement for Free Millennium Park Concert mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Naperville Sun

July 5, 2014

Linda Kowalksi came from the Detroit area specifically to see “The Million Dollar Quartet” which played at Ribfest.

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K-Hits Chicago 104.3

July 3, 2014

Events calendar mentions Million Dollar Quartet at Naperville Ribfest

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The Kankakee Daily Journal

July 3, 2014

Weekly Happenings lists Million Dollar Quartet

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Chicago Tribune

July 1, 2014

Ribfest announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Chicago Reader

June 25, 2014

‘Runner-up, Best long-running play’

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WGN Bill & Wendy

June 18, 2014

Adam Lee (Johnny Cash), Colte Julian (Jerry Lee Lewis), Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins), and Billy Woodward (Elvis Presley) star in Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago’s history, which has been extended through January 4, 2015. They join Bill and Wendy to perform songs from the hit show.

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Positively Naperville

May 11, 2014

Ribfest announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Make It Better Magazine

May 2014

’99 Days of Summer’ August Events Calendar mentions Million Dollar Quartet Broadway in Chicago Concert

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Make It Better Magazine

May 2014

’99 Days of Summer’ July Events Calendar mentions Million Dollar Quartet at Naperville Ribfest

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The Telegraph

April 27th, 2014

The cast of Million Dollar Quartet will give a free concert Monday, Aug. 11. The hit musical is currently running at the Apollo Theater in Chicago and Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas and was inspired by the famed, 1956 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.

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Y101 FM Quincy

April 25th, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago

April 22th, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Chicago Tribune

April 22, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Chicago Sun Times

April 22, 2014

The Chicago cast of the “Million Dollar Quartet” have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand entertainment lineup.

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Chicago Reader

April 22nd, 2014

Re-creating a legendary 1956 jam session involving Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, this crowd-pleaser is basically a vehicle for crackling renditions of classic tunes, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "That's All Right," and "Great Balls of Fire."

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Daily Herald

April 22th, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Daily News

April 22th, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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Lincoln Courier

April 22th, 2014

On Aug. 11, a free performance of the musical “Million Dollar Quartet” comes to the Grandstand. The musical is based on the day in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were in the same recording studio in Memphis, Tenn.

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NBC Chicago

April 22, 2014

Illinois State Fair announcement mentions Million Dollar Quartet

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NBC Paducah

April 22th, 2014

The cast of Million Dollar Quarter will give a free concert on Monday, August 11th. The hit musical is currently running at the Apollo Theater in Chicago and Harrah's Showroom in Las Vegas. It was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

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Pete McMurray and the Million Dollar Quartet – Brown Eyed Handsome Man

March 24th, 2014

Pete McMurray has the cast of Million Dollar Quartet in the Allstate Showcase Studio to sing “Brown Eyed Handsome Man.”

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Million Dollar Quartet Performs Live!

February 6th, 2014

The cast of Million Dollar Quartet performs live on The Jonathon Brandmeier Show in celebration of recently becoming the longest running show in Chicago.

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Johnny Cash Forever

June 7th, 2013

Chris Damiano, who portrays Johnny Cash in the MDQ, and U.S. Postal Service Chicago district manager Karen Schenck, unveil the new Johnny Cash forever stamp at the main post office in Chicago.

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Music Lounge: Million Dollar Quartet

May 28th, 2013

Midday News “Music Lounge” in-studio performance

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Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

May 22nd, 2013

Kerry Reid’s summer theater round-up includes MDQ

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"Million Dollar Quartet" Breaks Chicago Record

May 22nd, 2013

"Million Dollar Quartet," the musical that conjures the unique 1956 recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, will break a record this Saturday, May 25 as it becomes the longest-running musical in Chicago history.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Become Chicago's Longest-Running Broadway Musical

May 22nd, 2013

Announcement about breaking Chicago record

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Midday News in-studio performance celebrating breaking Chicago record

May 21st, 2013

The Million Dollar Quartet is on the verge of setting a new record in Chicago Theatre

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Broadway League honors Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois legislature

May 15th, 2013

Broadway League/Quinn announcement mentions MDQ record

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Travis Williams Featured in his Hometown Newspaper

April 26th, 2013

Our very own Travis Williams gets a big write up in his hometown newspaper in Dayton, Ohio. The MDQ family is thrilled for Travis and you can tell Dayton really loves their hometown heros!

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Jonathon Brandmeier and the Million Dollar Quartet

December 11, 2012

Jonathon Brandmeier is joined by the Million Dollar Quartet in studio. They perform a few songs and talk about their show at the Apollo Theater. Later, Johnny B reveals what he's getting Buzz Kilman for Christmas. Johnny also talks about the trouble Jamie Foxx got into for something he said on SNL.

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The Million Dollar Quartet Cast Rocks Rosie's Studio

December 2011

The Chicago cast of the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, which features Rosie Show staffer Sean Sullivan playing the role of Johnny Cash, rocks the studio! Watch as they perform classics like Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and more.

Million Dollar Quartet - Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011

November 2011

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OFFBEAT: 'Million Dollar Quartet' extended through end of year, along with cast changes

September 10, 2011

"Million Dollar Quartet," now in its third year, will not only continue performances at Apollo Theater in Chicago through Dec. 31, but there are also going to be some new names playing in this cast of famed faces.

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Brandon Bennett, Heather Marie Marsden Join Chicago's MDQ

September 9, 2011

Million Dollar Quartet, now in its third year, continues performances through December 31, 2011 as new cast members Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley), Heather Marie Marsden (Dyanne) Brad Ber (Jay Perkins/Bass player) and Dan Leali (Fluke/Drummer) join Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins), Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Sean Sullivan (Johnny Cash) and Tim Decker (Sam Phillips) for the hit show.

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50 SHOWS FOR FALL

September 1, 2011

As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Free Concert, 8/30

August 25, 2011

The cast of the long-running, smash hit Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago's beloved musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, and throngs of excited music-lovers will rock the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park with a free concert on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

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Governor Quinn Opens 2011 Illinois State Fair

August 13, 2011

Governor Pat Quinn today officially opened the 2011 Illinois State Fair, "We've Got a Good Thing Growing." Today's ribbon cutting at the fairground's main gate marks the start of the 10-day celebration that features food, racing, music, carnival rides and a wide variety of family-friendly activities.

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Speaking With ... Levi Kreis

October 29, 2010

You can take the boy out of Chicago ... and then he'll win a Tony Award. It wasn't quite that trite of a story, but actor-singer Levi Kreis, who starred as legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet — first at the Goodman Theatre, then at the show's current home at the Apollo Theater and later on Broadway — did just that.

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Million Dollar Quartet's Tony Winner, Levi Kreis

October 29, 2010

I don't know if singer-songwriter Levi Kreis ever pictured himself winning a major creative award, but if he did, it's a safe bet he was thinking it would be a Grammy rather than a Tony. As he tells the story, he's said to have been singing since he was a baby in a crib, using a crayon as his mock microphone.

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Levi Kreis' show and tell

October 27, 2010

Levi Kreis personified Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical Million Dollar Quartet. After taking the show to New York and winning a Tony, the talented (and out) singer returns to Chicago to reunite in the space where it all began with the cast and play a solo show as well.

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Bid on Autographed MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Director's Notes

July 1, 2010

DirectorsLabChicago is an organization that creates environments (including an annual summer symposium) for stage directors from around the world to gather, exchange ideas, and develop their craft. To further their mission of bringing the highest level of quality to the Lab, they have organized a week-long auction on eBay. The items up for auction will be autographed pages of notes written during the rehearsals of some of the most important recent productions in the American theater. Director Eric Schaeffer has graciously contributed two pages of his notes from the Broadway production of the Chicago-born hit, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, as well as the title page from his personal copy of the script.

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Chicago's Million Dollar Quartet Extends Through January 2

June 17, 2010

The Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet has announced that it has extended its run at the Apollo Theater through January 2. The new block of tickets for the production go on sale June 18.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extends Through 9/5

March 24, 2010

A new block of tickets for Million Dollar Quartet, the new hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, will go on sale Friday, March 26, 2010. Tickets will be on sale through September 5, 2010.

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Million Dollar Quartet keeps rock 'n' rolling with new cast at the Apollo

March 19, 2010

One night in Memphis has turned into a 15-month Chicago run for Million Dollar Quartet, as well as a Broadway engagement this spring. Although the original boys have headed out East, the new Chicago versions of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash still know how to rock the Apollo Theater.

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Million Dollar Quartet Original Cast Recording Now Available

January 4, 2010

The original cast recording of Million Dollar Quartet, now playing at Chicago's Apollo Theater and scheduled to begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 13, is now available.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Cast Perform Free Concert in Millennium Park

May 22, 2009

The cast of the smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Chicago's beloved musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, will be performing a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park this summer, on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Chicago

March 20, 2009

The MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has struck gold in Chicago. Rock and roll fans love the free-wheeling musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

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