THE MAN IN BLACK, with Australian Tex Perkins taking to the stage as Johnny Cash, will return for a strictly limited season at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House from 10 to 22 April. Since its Sydney Opera House season at the end of 2009, the show has taken tours of Australia and New Zealand and won a Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Australian Concert.
Check out the production photos below!
Written by Australian theatrical producer Jim McPherson, THE MAN IN BLACK is two hours of Cash’s greatest hits interwoven with the story of his rise to stardom, fight for survival and eventual redemption.
Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down, Get Rhythm, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter are just some of the more than 24 of Cash’s hit songs in the show.
Cash, who died in 2003, was one of America’s most influential country music stars, his output over a long career covered a range of genres, including rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, folk and gospel. He sold well over 50 million records in his lifetime and his music is still selling today. Johnny Cash was dealt a very tough hand early in life, but through his music and dedication he became a legend throughout the world.