The rock musical Million Dollar Quartet will transfer to the Apollo Theater after it winds up its run at the Goodman on 10/26. Performances begin 10/31, with an official opening set for 11/6. No closing date has been announced, but you can expect the show to run through the potentially lucrative winter holiday season.
The Apollo should be hospitable to MDQ, which recreates a 1956 jam session involving Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Not only has the venue enjoyed success over the years with musicals celebrating the likes of Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, and Harry Chapin, it also allows patrons to bring drinks into the auditorium–if they buy them at the theater’s lobby bar, that is. That’s definitely going to enhance the party atmosphere of a show like MDQ.
Check out Deanna Isaacs’s posting on the decibel level at MDQ.