[lastfm]Melissa Etheridge [/lastfm]is taking her talents to Broadway. The 49-year-old Grammy-winner will be starring in the musical Million Dollar Quartet during the show’s finale on June 23.
Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for three Tony Awards, including best musical. The show is about four of rock and roll’s founding members – [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm], [lastfm]Johnny Cash[/lastfm], [lastfm]Carl Perkins[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jerry Lee Lewis[/lastfm] – who met in 1956 at Memphis’ Sun Records, a once-in-a-lifetime encounter that led to a legendary jam session. Actor Levi Kreis was a Tony award for this portrayal of Lewis.
The show features such songs as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”
Etheridge will perform a song from one of the four artists.
The singer released her latest album, Fearless Love, in April. She will hit the road in support of it on June 26 in London, making stops in the States throughout the summer and into September
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