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Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!

Last night, September 23, the stars of Memphis were honored with a Wall of Fame painting at Tony di Napoli's restaurant to kick off the new Broadway season and celebrate the cast's one year anniversary on Broadway. The painting was created by Dan May.  Valerie Smaldone produced and emceed the event, which was hosted by Tony di Napoli's Bruce Dimpflmaier.

Poster copies signed by the stars will be auctioned off at a future event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the painting unveiling and brings you photo coverage below!

Memphis took away the 2010 Tony for Best Musical. The show also won honors for Best Book Of a Musical, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.

From the rockin' dance halls of Memphis, Tennessee comes this hot and bothered new Broadway musical with heart, soul and energy to burn. Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, it is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Get ready to experience all the exuberance and the emotion... the beauty and the controversy... of a wondrous, defining time in our history. You're tuning in to Memphis, so turn up that dial!

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. Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the current award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. 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).

For tickets and more information on MEMPHIS, visit www.memphisthemusical.com.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Welcome to the portrait unveiling of MEMPHIS the Musical!

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Bruce Dimpflmaier

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Montego Glover, Valerie Smaldone and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Montego Glover, Valerie Smaldone and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Joe DiPietro and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Montego Glover, Joe DiPietro and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Bruce Dimpflmaier and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Bruce Dimpflmaier and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Dionne Figgins and Tyrone A. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
John Jellison and Michael McGrath

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Rhett George and James Brown III

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Dionne Figgins and Brandon Rubendall

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Carmen Ruby Floyd and J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
James Monroe Iglehart and Ephraim Sykes

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Rhett George, Michael McGrath and Bryan Fenkart

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
James Monroe Iglehart, Derrick Baskin, Carmen Ruby Floyd and J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Bruce Dimpflmaier, Valerie Smaldone, Montego Glover and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Joe DiPietro, Sue Frost, Randy Adams and Remmel Dickinson

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Chad Kimball and Ephraim Sykes

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Dionne Figgins and Daniel J. Watts

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Jeffrey Alewine, John Eric Parker, Sam J. Cahn, Andy Mills and Ryan Moller

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Carmen Ruby Floyd, Dionne Figgins, Dan'yelle Williamson and Daniel J. Watts

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Vivian Nixon and Tanya Birl

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Sydney Morton and Bryan Langlitz

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Sydney Morton, Hillary Elk and Bryan Langlitz

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Arturo Porazzi and Janet Takami

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Dionne Figgins and Jermaine Rembert

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Bryan Langlitz and Jill Morrison

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Bryan Langlitz and Jill Morrison

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Bryan Langlitz, Sydney Morton, Jermaine Rembert, Sergio Trujillo, Dan'yelle Williamson and Hillary Elk

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Hillary Elk, Jill Morrison and Tanya Birl 

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!
Memphis Group Shot

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli's Honors MEMPHIS!

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