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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

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover arrive with Contest Winners

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball with Contest Winner Bonnie Yetter

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Contest Winners Lois Scott and Bonnie Yetter

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Contest Winners Shavette and Lisa

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Bonnie Yetter, Lois Scott, Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Shavette, and Lisa

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Producer Kenny Alhadeff and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, and David Bryan

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Fran Bizar, Kenny Alhadeff, and Sue Frost

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Derrick Baskin, James Monroe Iglehart, and J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Tyrone Jackson, John Eric Parker, Tracee Beazer

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Kenny Alhadeff and Derrick Baskin

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Derrick Baskin, Montego Glover, and Kevin Covert

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Katie Webber and Kelly Devine

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
The Crowd at Southern Hospitality

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Joe DiPietro

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Michael Hartman and Nick Pramick

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Joe DiPietro and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
James Monroe Iglehart

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
J. Bernard Calloway and Wife

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Monica Cuoco and David Kreppel

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Joe DiPietro, David Bryan, and Carl Pasbjerg

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances
Here's to another 100 performances!

Photo Coverage: Memphis Celebrates 100 Performances

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com