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Memphis??

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Memphis??#1
Posted: 6/3/08 at 2:10pm
I saw that it is part of the La Jolla Playhouse season and wanted to know if anyone knows anything about it......
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re: Memphis??#2
Posted: 6/3/08 at 2:32pm
Is that the musical about the white radio guy (can't remember his name) who played "black" songs on the radio and there was a big uproar? It's playing in Seattle later this season as well. Correct me if I'm wrong on that.
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re: Memphis??#2
Posted: 6/3/08 at 2:33pm
I do know that the disc jockey, you speak of, was the inspiration for THE WIZ. very interesting.

I assume it's about Memphis? that's all I have.
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re: Memphis??#3
Posted: 6/3/08 at 3:51pm
Memphis had its world premiere in 2004 at Theatreworks in Mountain View, CA. I remember enjoying the show, but don't remember too much else. The link will take you to an old review from when it was playing here. If I was going to be in La Jolla, I would see it again.
Memphis Review
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re: Memphis??#4
Posted: 6/3/08 at 3:57pm
That review lost credibility for me when it said "we're on the west side of Memphis." If you're o the west side of Memphis, you're in the Mississippi River or in AR. Beale Street is downtown.