Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AUTHENTIC MEMORABILIA DISPLAY AT THE FOX THEATRE DURING MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta and Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta have partnered to get fans an up close and personal look at items from the stars who inspired the award-winning Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.

During the show’s limited engagement at the Fox Theatre, today through March 177 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2012-13 season, ticket holders will have access to a free display with authentic memorabilia from the famous quartet in the Spanish Room. The display is provided by Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta and includes Johnny Cash’s handwritten lyrics and suit, a handwritten note and karate costume owned by Elvis Presley, and exclusive items from Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Guests can see even more exclusive memorabilia, including an Elvis Presley motorcycle, at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta for pre-theatre dinner!  For more information and priority seating, visit www.hardrock.com/Atlanta.

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, makes its Atlanta premiere through March 17 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season.  Ticket prices start at $33 and will be available at Fox Theatre box office, by visiting www.FoxAtlTix.com, or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The international Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together.

Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B, and country hits including:  “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine labeled it, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.” The musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.

The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas last month. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received 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.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is currently playing at the Fox Theatre.  Performances are tonight through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 6:30PM with matinees Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 1PM. 

For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com


BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Producer), part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO).  Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities and, under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO – Theater Division), is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre.  Recent and current Broadway productions include Hands on a Hardbody; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway, off-Broadway, West End, US Tour, Las Vegas); One Man, Two Guvnors; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; and the Toronto production of War Horse. Upcoming: Tuck Everlasting, Little Miss Sunshine, Big Fish, and The Blonde Streak.  Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales.  For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

About Hard Rock International 

With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai.  HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Jose.  New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.





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