Review - Memphis
by Michael Dale - Nov 2, 2009
From Show Boat to Finian's Rainbow to Ragtime to Hairspray the racial divide between white America and Americans of African decent has been one of the richest resources for both Broadway musical dramas and musical comedies. And a popular theme of such musicals has been the assimilation of African-American music into the white mainstream. The latest to tackle this topic, Memphis, certainly wouldn't look like the best of the lot on paper, but on stage the gritty sincerity of Joe DiPietro's book coupled with David Bryan's infectiously melodic compositions (they collaborated on the lyrics), under Christopher Ashley's dynamic staging, frequently threaten to tear the roof off of the Shubert Theatre. (more...)
Review - Memphis
by Kristin Salaky - Nov 2, 2009
Michael Dale's review of Memphis, the new Broadway musical. The verdict is positive: Memphis is bursting with gutsy story-telling, convincing performances and exhilarating moments that more than make up for a bit of predictability. (more...)
Broadway Blogs - Memphis and More...
by - Nov 2, 2009
Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, November 2, 2009. (more...)
BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS – Thought Provoking, Hope Installing Entertainment
by Keith Gray - Jan 9, 2013
Pain. Grief. Fear. Joy. Love. Hope. These are all feelings that were evoked when I was lucky enough to attend the opening night performance of MEMPHIS (2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical) at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night. (more...)
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