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UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has today announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7th November at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End's newest hit show (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway ComposersSunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway Composers
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 26, 2014

Sting's THE LAST SHIP marks The Police lead singer's Broadway debut tonight, but he's far from the first music industry transplant on the Great White Way. Scroll down to learn more about some of the greatest music stars turned Broadway composers, and be sure to tell us your favorite (or any we left out) in the comments below! (more...)

Review Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis, directed by Christopher Ashley, opens tonight, October 23, 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 2014BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Oct 23, 2014

There's a popular theory that, in order to have a good chance at success, a new West End musical must be based either on a well-known film or on the back catalogue of a well-known music act - or in the case of The Bodyguard, both - and indeed, if you were to cast your eye over a list of hits and flops over the past few years, you might be inclined to agree. But then there's Memphis. (more...)

BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 23, 2014

David Bryan - for it is he, the keyboardist for Bon Jovi - is in London ready for the opening of Memphis, the musical he wrote with Joe DiPietro and which snaffled itself a bagful of Tony Awards back in 2010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West EndPhoto Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West End
by Roy Tan - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014
by - Oct 19, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/19- MEMPHISSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/19- MEMPHIS
by - Oct 19, 2014

Today in 2009, Memphis opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1165 performances. Memphis is a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book). It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. It was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, along with three other Tony Awards, at the 2010 Tony Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHISPhoto Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the West End Company of MEMPHIS!Photo Coverage: Meet the West End Company of MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Preview performances commence tomorrow for the West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis and to celebrate, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lindsay Mendez, Jenn Colella & More Sing Lynne Shankel at 54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Lindsay Mendez, Jenn Colella & More Sing Lynne Shankel at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

54 Below just welcomed SHANKTUNES- an evening of original songs by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator/arranger Lynne Shankel. Lynne was joined onstage by some of New York's finest talent for a fun-filled evening of her blend of pop, R&B, swing and musical theatre. ShankTunes featured songs from the recent Off-Broadway production of bare, as well as premieres of brand new songs. The evening was directed by Stafford Arima. Check out highlights from the night below! (more...)

BWW TV: Memphis Lives in Them! In Rehearsal with the West End Company of MEMPHISBWW TV: Memphis Lives in Them! In Rehearsal with the West End Company of MEMPHIS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2014

Preview performances commence TOMORROW for the West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS and to celebrate, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room to meet the cast! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekTony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Fall in Love with the Soulful Radiance of MEMPHIS the Musical at the Arvada CenterBWW Reviews: Fall in Love with the Soulful Radiance of MEMPHIS the Musical at the Arvada Center
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 28, 2014

This is one word that fits that amazing show - FANTASTICAL! (more...)

The Skivvies and ShankTunes Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekThe Skivvies and ShankTunes Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

THE LAST ROMANCE Opens 10/10 at Broward Stage Door TheatreTHE LAST ROMANCE Opens 10/10 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Sep 23, 2014

Playwright Joe DiPietro has become increasingly adept at illustrating the fascinating dynamics of love and family. From his first Off-Broadway success, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, through his Tony Award-winning hit Memphis, DiPietro has examined many aspects of the human connection. In the Broward Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production of The Last Romance, DiPietro explores a relationship between a man and a woman who just happen to be over the age of 65, and the family ties that bind, and pull. The play is a gentle and tender comedy that mixes a lot of humor with a little bit of heartbreak... and opera! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our SoulsBWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our Souls
by Herbert Paine - Sep 22, 2014

Hockadoo! Phoenix Theatre's production of Memphis is exhilarating! CJ Pawlikowski is electrifying as Huey Calhoun, the department store stockboy who finds the music of his soul in rock and roll and propels himself to local fame as a DJ, but not without stirring up the animosity of the local bigots. Michael Barnard's staging and direction of the Tony award-winning musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro is impeccable. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rousing MEMPHIS at Toby's Proves You Can Do Worse Than Be FormulaicBWW Reviews: Rousing MEMPHIS at Toby's Proves You Can Do Worse Than Be Formulaic
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 16, 2014

So far as I know, Toby's staging of Memphis: The Musical is the first local production to date in the Baltimore area, certainly one of the first, and a worthy introduction of the show to the region. It seems to have everything that the Broadway show has: fiery, precise dancing, tuneful belting of catchy songs, great period costumes. In other words, a sure-fire great time, as one would expect for a musical that, on Broadway, won the Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. (more...)

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