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MEMPHIS Welcomes The Apprentice For Backers Audition 10/28

In an upcoming episode of "The Apprentice" airing on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10pm/9pm central, contestants will be given the challenge of holding a backers audition for two new Broadway musicals on stage at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, home to the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. "The Apprentice" executive producer and host Donald Trump, along with MEMPHIS producer John Yonover, Broadway producer Daryl Roth and Promises, Promises star Kristin Chenoweth will judge which team has what it takes to bring a musical to the Great White Way.

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 features a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book. 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 (Jersey Boys).

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

For more information visit www.MemphisTheMusical.com



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