MEMPHIS Celebrates Two Years On Broadway Today
Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will celebrate its second anniversary on Broadway on today at the Shubert Theater. The US national touring production of MEMPHIS opened October 16th at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN. For more information on the Broadway and Tour productions, visit www.MemphisTheMusical.com.
"We are delighted to celebrate MEMPHIS' second anniversary on Broadway," producer Sue Frost said. "This show continues to enchant Broadway audiences nightly, and is now connecting with audiences across the country. We could not be more grateful to our hardworking and dedicated cast and crew. With the commitment that the MEMPHIS family brings to work every day, we hope to continue to celebrate anniversaries for years to come."
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.
Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). MEMPHIS won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Montego Glover), Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and Outstanding Orchestration (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). MEMPHIS has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Actress (Montego Glover) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).
MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).
Tickets range from $41.50 to $131.50 (including a $1.50 facility fee). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 3pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.Telecharge.com or call 212.239.6200.
For more information visit www.MemphisTheMusical.com