Memphis

Memphis

Memphis on Broadway


MEMPHIS

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Number of Performances: 1165
Number of Previews: 30
First Preview : Sep 23, 2009
Opening Night : Oct 19, 2009
Closing Night : Aug 5, 2012

Opening Night Cast
Montego Glover (Felicia)
Chad Kimball (Huey)
Derrick Baskin (Gator)
J. Bernard Calloway (Delray)
James Monroe (Iglehart Bobby)
Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons)
Cass Morgan (Mama)


SENSUOUS, SOULFUL, TUNEFUL & THEATRICAL, EXPERTLY CAST & SUPERBLY SUNG.”

OVERVIEW

Memphis demands that you TURN UP THAT DIAL! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by real events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.

Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis now features Adam Pascal (original cast member of Rent) and Tony nominee Montego Glover. Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination…Memphis

MEMPHIS is SENSUOUS, SOULFUL, TUNEFUL & THEATRICAL, EXPERTLY CAST & SUPERBLY SUNG.” – Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

REVIEWS & AWARDS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

” * * * ½ (of 4) An EXUBERANT musical with classic values: catchy songs, heaping spoonfuls of inspirational moments and gifted performers at the top of their game. It’s IMMENSELY GRATIFYING.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

A SMASH. This INVENTIVE show has NONSTOP TALENT, REMARKABLE SONGS & VOCAL PYROTECHNICS. An ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, EXTROARDINARY SHOW!” – Linda Winer, Newsday

Outer Critics Circle
Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding New Score
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Tony Awards
Best Musical
Best Book
Best Score
Best Orchestrations

Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Musical

Outstanding Actress
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Orchestrations

AWARDS

2010 Tony Award®

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Orchestrations
  • 2010 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Actress
  • Outstanding Orchestrations
  • Outstanding Music
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

    Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions and Richard Winkler; Produced in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee; Associate Producer: Emily and Aaron Alhadeff, Alison and Andi Alhadeff, Ken Clay, Joseph Craig, Ron and Marjorie Danz, Cyrena Esposito, Bruce and Joanne Glant and Matt Murphy

    Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley: Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg: Managing Director) and The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Producing Artistic Director; Marilynn Sheldon, Managing Director)

    Book by Joe DiPietro; Music by David Bryan; Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan; Based on a concept by George W. George; Musical Director: Kenny Seymour; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters and David Bryan; Dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen

    Directed by Christopher Ashley; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo; Associate Director: Beatrice Terry; Associate Choreographer: Edgar Godineaux and Kelly Devine

    Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Projection Design by David Gallo and Shawn Sagady; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Steven C. Kemp; Associate Costume Design: Rory Powers; Associate Lighting Design: Mark T. Simpson; Associate Hair Design: Leah Loukas; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch

    General Manager: Alchemy Production Group LLC; Company Manager: Jim Brandeberry; Associate Co. Mgr: Tegan Meyer

    Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson

    Conducted by Kenny Seymour; Associate Conductor: Shelton Becton ; Keyboard 1: Kenny Seymour; Keyboard 2: Shelton Becton ; Guitars: Michael Aarons; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Trumpet: Nicholas Marchione; Trombone: Mike Davis; Reeds: Tom Murray and Ken Hitchcock; Music Contractor: Michael Keller; Music Producer/Music Supervisor: Christopher Jahnke

    Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: Type A Marketing and Anne Rippey; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast
    Montego Glover (Felicia)
    Chad Kimball (Huey)
    Jennifer Allen (Ensemble, Clara)
    Derrick Baskin (Gator)
    Brad Bass (Ensemble, Perry Como)
    Tracee Beazer (Ensemble)
    J. Bernard Calloway (Delray)
    Kevin Covert (Ensemble, Buck Wiley, Martin Holton)
    Hillary Elk (Ensemble)
    Bryan Fenkart (Ensemble)
    Dionne Figgins (Ensemble)
    Rhett G. George (Ensemble, Black DJ)
    James Monroe (Iglehart Bobby)
    John Jellison (Ensemble, White DJ, Mr. Collins, Gordon Grant)
    Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons)
    Cass Morgan (Mama)
    Vivian Nixon (Ensemble)
    John Eric Parker (Ensemble, Wailin’ Joe, Reverend Hobson)
    LaQuet Sharnell (Ensemble, Ethel)
    Ephraim M. Sykes (Ensemble)
    Cary Tedder (Ensemble)
    Danny Tidwell (Ensemble)
    Daniel J. Watts (Ensemble)
    Katie Webber (Ensemble)
    Charlie Williams (Ensemble)
    Dan’yelle Williamson (Ensemble)

    Understudies: Jennifer Allen (Mama), Brad Bass (Frank Dryer, Huey), Tracee Beazer (Felicia), Bryan Fenkart (Huey), Rhett G. George (Bobby, Delray), John Jellison (Mr. Simmons), John Eric Parker (Bobby, Delray), Jermaine R. Rembert (Gator), Ephraim M. Sykes (Gator) and Dan’yelle Williamson (Felicia)

    BROADWAY REVIEWS

    Memphis Critic ReviewsMemphis Broadway Audience Reviews

    PHOTO GALLERY

    Memphis Photos


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