Hit musical premieres at Popejoy

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The national tour of a Broadway musical will be making its premiere at Popejoy Hall.

Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story of the twist of fate set off my Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.

This play brings that legendary night of December 4, 1956 to life when Sam Phillips a.k.a “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought the four iconic artists together for the first and only time resulting in what has become to be known as the greatest jam sessions of all time.

The irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations features timeless hits that include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

Million Dollar Quartet opened in 2008 and continues to perform to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, Broadway in April 2010, the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas in February 2013.

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.”

Show begins Thursday, June 4 and runs through Sunday, June 7.

Tickets prices for Million Dollar Quartet range from $32.50 to $75 and are available through University of New Mexico Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations.

To charge by phone, call (877) 664-8661 or (505) 925-5858. Group orders for 10 or more may be placed by calling (505) 344-1779.

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