Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre tonight, May 27 for a limited engagement. Get a sneak peek at the cast in action below!

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe 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).

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, 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, vibrant choreography and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

Adam Arian will re-create the original direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), Jermaine Rembert will re-create the original choreography bySergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

The show features a 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 lateGeorge W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner with Andre).

Scenic Design for MEMPHIS is by Tony Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In the Heights), Lighting Design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys) and Sound Design is by Shannon Slaton.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and Joey Elrose as Huey

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jasmin Richardson as Felicia, Avionce Hoyles as Gator, Jerrial T. Young as Bobby and Joey Elrose as Huey

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Eddie Urish as Gordon Grant, Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and RaMond Thomas as Delray

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Eddie Urish as Gordon Grant, Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and RaMond Thomas as Delray

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
JT McKenzie as Wailin’ Joe

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey and RaMond Thomas as Delray

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
D. Scott Withers as Mr. Simmons, Joey Elrose as Huey and Daniel S. Hines as Buck Wiley

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey and Pat Sibley as Mama

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jasmin Richardson as Felicia, Joey Elrose as Huey and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jasmin Richardson as Felicia, Joey Elrose as Huey and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
RaMond Thomas as Delray and Jasmin Richardson as Felicia

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The Be Black Trio

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jerrial T. Young as Bobby and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey, Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey and Jasmin Richardson as Felicia

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
The National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
Joey Elrose as Huey and the Cast of MEMPHIS

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre Tonight
RaMond Thomas as Delray, Jasmin Richardson as Felicia and the Cast of MEMPHIS

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