OLIVER SEYMOUR-MARSH TO PLAY CARL PERKINS FROM MONDAY 28 MARCH IN THE NEW HIT WEST END MUSICAL “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the “feel-good musical with a soundtrack to die for” (The Independent) at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, proudly welcomes Oliver Seymour-Marsh to the role of Carl Perkins from Monday 28 March 2011. Robert Britton Lyons plays his final performance on Saturday 26 March 2011 before returning to the Broadway production in the Spring.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis PresleyJohnny CashCarl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET stars Bill Ward as Sun Records founder Sam PhillipsBen Goddard as Jerry Lee LewisDerek Hagen as Johnny CashFrancesca Jackson as DyanneMichael Malarkey as Elvis Presley and Oliver Seymour-Marsh* as Carl Perkins. *From Monday 28 March 2011.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features over 20 classic hits including: Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, Down By The Riverside, Sixteen Tons, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Great Balls Of Fire, Hound Dog and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer, with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, and was originally directed and conceived by Floyd Mutrux. The creative team also includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Joseph Smith and Michael McCabe.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has been playing at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre since March 2010 and at Chicago’s Apollo Theatre since October 2008. The first North American tour will launch in October 2011.