MEMPHIS National Tour Plays RiverCenter Tonight
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950's.
A young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with an electrifying black singer and together they start a cultural revolution when his vision meets her voice. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves!
Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is a story of love and beginnings, taking us back to that moment in time when blues, soul, gospel, and R&B morphed into rock 'n' roll. And rock 'n' roll changed the world.
Filled with laughter, vibrant choreography and roof-raising riffs, the show features a score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan andJoe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book.
The critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan andJoe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).
Authentic and genuine, you feel these characters and their tireless struggle to circumvent their stifling circumstances. Reminiscent of DreamGirls and/or Hairspray, MEMPHIS brings to the table the rich racial undertones that really make this a powerful story and musical.
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW, DECEMBER 4TH AND 5TH @ 7:30PM
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Check out a sneak peek below!