Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Yesterday, January 14, MEMPHIS celebrated its 100th performance on Broadway. In honor of the event, all involved with the production, along with BroadwayWorld, celebrated at Justin Timberlake's restaurant, ‘Southern Hospitality' following the curtain.
Also in celebration of the 100th performance, the first 100 people who bought tickets at the Shubert Box Office on Thursday, January 14th received a free copy newly released MEMPHIS Cast Album. In addition MEMPHIS held a lottery during the curtain call on Thursday, January 14th to invite a couple of audience members to join the cast at Southern Hospitality.
MEMPHIS features a brand new score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and 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).
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.
MEMPHIS stars Chad Kimball (Huey) and Montego Glover (Felicia) with Derrick Baskin (Gator), J. Bernard Calloway (Delray), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons), and Cass Morgan (Mama).
The company also includes Jennifer Allen, Brad Bass, Tracee Beazer, James Brown III, Kevin Covert, Hillary Elk, Bryan Fenkart, Dionne Figgins, Rhett George, Tyrone A. Jackson, John Jellison, Sydney Morton, Vivian Nixon, John Eric Parker, Jermaine R. Rembert, LaQuet Sharnell, Ephraim M. Sykes, Cary Tedder, Daniel J. Watts, Katie Webber, Charlie Williams and Dan'yelle Williamson.
Tickets for MEMPHIS range from $41.50 to $126.50 (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, call 212.239.6200 or visit the Shubert Theatre Box Office (225 West 44th Street). For more information visit www.memphisthemusical.com.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski
Chad Kimball with Contest Winner Bonnie Yetter
Contest Winners Lois Scott and Bonnie Yetter
Contest Winners Shavette and Lisa
Producer Kenny Alhadeff and Chad Kimball
Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost
Fran Bizar, Kenny Alhadeff, and Sue Frost
Kenny Alhadeff and Derrick Baskin
The Crowd at Southern Hospitality
Monica Cuoco and David Kreppel
Here's to another 100 performances!
From This Author Peter James Zielinski