As the jukebox musical was revived in the early 2000’s, Million Dollar Quartet found success among audiences and music fans across the United States, Canada, and London. After premiere productions in Florida and Washington, the show enjoyed a wildly successful run in Chicago, and became the city’s third-longest running show, running 2008-2016. When it went to Broadway in 2010, the show garnered three Tony nominations, including one win (a Best Featured Actor in a Musical award for Levi Kreiss’ portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis). After nearly 500 performances, the show struggled to bring in audiences and transferred off-Broadway from 2011-2012. 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. A successful US tour and productions in Canada and the West End followed. Critics acclaimed the show as a rock and roll revival, understanding the music–and the audience experience–as the centerpiece of this musical.
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