News createt: 07-12-2010
December 4th declared Million Dollar Quartet Day
Excerpt from the proclamation, read from the stage of the Nederlander Theatre on Saturday:
"The City of New York is proud to join MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in celebrating the anniversary of the meeting of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, upon which this musical is based...
Tonight's special celebratory performance is a testament to the continuing relevance and vitality of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, and the overwhelming impact they had on the music community over the course of their careers. Today, I join with all New Yorkers in giving MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET a standing ovation.
Now therefore, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, do hereby proclaim Saturday, December 4th, 2010 in the City of New York as: "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Day."