Photo Flash: MEMPHIS National Tour Visits Graceland
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 takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, 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. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
The show features a brand new Tony® winning score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member and 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 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, who is currently represented by three shows on Broadway (MEMPHIS, JERSEY BOYS and THE ADDAMS FAMILY).
The touring cast of MEMPHIS visitEd Graceland during their stop in, of all places, Memphis! Check out photos from the visit below.
Cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, take a group picture.
Some of the cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, show off one of the souvenirs purchased during their visit to Graceland.
Cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, take a group picture in front of Graceland Mansion
The cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, get a close-up look at Elvis Presley artifacts and costumes during their visit to Graceland.
Some of the cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, show off a couple of their dance moves before the tour begins during their visit to Graceland.
Some of the cast members of MEMPHIS, The Musical, smile for a picture before they start their tour of Graceland Mansion during their visit.