Million Dollar Quartet Eyeing 2011 London Bow

By Adam Hetrick (www.playbill.com}
02 Sep 2010

The Tony Award-nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet, which conjures a legendary jam session among some of country music's biggest stars, will likely make its West End debut in 2011.

Auditions for the four main roles of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins will begin Sept. 13 in London, with dates to follow in Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol and Dublin, according to the official U.K. website for Million Dollar Quartet. The official site also states that the West End production is projected for a 2011 arrival.

Representatives for the musical offered the following statement to Playbill.com: "Produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America, James L. Nederlander, Joseph Smith and Michael McCabe, Million Dollar Quartet is looking to open in London's West End in 2011 with exploratory casting sessions/auditions beginning this month."

As on Broadway, producers of the London run are seeking actor-musicians who will not only inhabit the music icons, but play their songs as well. Producers are also soliciting auditions via a YouTube casting page for the musical.

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