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Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street

2 Hours 30 Minutes, one 15 Minute Intermission

October 19th, 2009 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Musical

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Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue through Sat 8pm

After its triumphant run at the San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, Memphis the musical show is now headed for Broadway. Both the cities’ theatre goers as well as the critics were largely impressed about the show. The original songs of the musical are composed by David Bryan (Bon Jovi keyboardist), who got the maximum accolades. The musical received San Diego’s Craig Neol Award for Outstanding New Musical of 2008. Chad Kimaball also received an award for his performance in the role of Huey Calhoun. The musical is a story about a black singer and a white radio DJ; both meet each other during the beginning of the rock ‘n’ roll era.

Memphis Broadway , the musical is the depiction of the beginning of the rock ‘n’ roll era in the unstable times of 1950s. The musical show is based on a concept by producer George W. George (‘Bedroom Farce’ & ‘My Dinner With Andre’). David Bryan, member, keyboardist of the band Bon Jovi is making his Broadway debut with this show, by offering the music and lyrics. The book and lyrics for the show are featured by Joe DiPietro. The direction is by Christopher Ashley and the choreography is by Sergio Trujillo.

The Show Synopsis

Memphis is a fictionalized story of Huey Calhoun who is a white radio DJ living in Memphis, Tennessee. The story is set in the turbulent 1950s. The musical features an original score that offers great combination of gospel, rhythm and blues with modern sensibility and original rock ‘n’ roll styling.

While hearing the music in the black bars situated on Beale Street, Huey gets highly influenced by the “race records” and this when transferred to his on-air enthusiasm creates a rage that make the white audience yearn for African-American music. During the process, Huey falls in love with an attractive black lady singer and his personal life crosses the race line ending with severe outcomes.

The Production Crew

Memphis, the musical will be produced by Junkyard Dog Productions and Barbara and Buddy Freitag in association with Demos Bizar Entertainment, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, and Dancap Productions. Costumer design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In The Heights), Scenic design is by Tony Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty) and lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys).

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