Million Dollar Quartet has proven that by throwing together a low-budget show with actors imitating four music legends (in this case Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins), the tourists will come and you can make lots of cash while nabbing some acclaim and even a Tony Award.
So bring on the spinoffs.
Million Dollar Opry Quartet with Loretta Lynn, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, and Lefty Frizzell.
Million Dollar Soul Quartet with Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, B.B. King, and James Brown.
Million Dollar Disco Quartet with Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Peaches and Herb.
or Million Dollar Whore-tet with Ashley Dupre and three gals from the highway.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 26, 2010