Memphis 2014

Run Time:
Two hours and 25 minutes
Opened: October 23, 2014
Closing: October 31, 2015

Memphis - 2014 - West End History , Info & More

Shaftesbury Theatre
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue London

Direct from its smash hit Broadway run and a triumphant 55-city North American tour, the multi award-winning musical MEMPHIS is set to be London's hottest new destination!

With an original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and a book by Joe DiPietro, Memphis takes place in the segregated '50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. In the underground nightclubs on 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock 'n' roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.

The show won four Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical.

MEMPHIS will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.


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Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight in UK's MEMPHIS - New Shots!
by Christina Mancuso - July 16, 2015


New production images for MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL have been released, now featuring multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' and Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as 'Felicia Farrell', the role she originated in the West End.  Check them out below!

Matt Cardle Joins West End's MEMPHIS
by Christina Mancuso - May 11, 2015


Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.

Beverley Knight Extends Run in MEMPHIS; Matt Cardle to Join Cast
by Tyler Peterson - May 11, 2015


Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.

COMPETITION! Win A Copy Of MEMPHIS Cast Recording!
by Carrie Dunn - March 16, 2015


To celebrate the release of the Original London Cast Album of the award-winning Memphis the Musical, we're giving five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the album to rock along to all day and night!

Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of MEMPHIS!
by Nicole Rosky - January 30, 2015


Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, recently announced that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records. The Original London Cast Album is produced by First Night Records and Grammy Award-winning David Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a founding member of Bon Jovi, wrote the original score to Memphis THE MUSICAL with Joe DiPietro who wrote the book. The Guardian just released a video of the cast in the recording studio, and you can check it out HERE!

Beverley Knight Extends Run in West End's MEMPHIS
by Tyler Peterson - January 27, 2015


Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, are delighted to announce that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records.

Review Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - October 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...

Photo Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West End
by Roy Tan - October 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!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube - October 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!

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHIS
by Tyler Peterson - October 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!

Photo Coverage: Meet the West End Company of MEMPHIS!
by Nicole Rosky - October 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!

TV: Memphis Lives in Them! In Rehearsal with the West End Company of MEMPHIS
by TV - On the Road - October 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!

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight & More in Rehearsal for London's MEMPHIS
by Matt Smith - September 11, 2014


Rehearsals have now begun for the West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS, which will have preview performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London from 9 October 2014 with Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has a Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro.

Memphis History

Other Productions of Memphis

2004   Regional (US) Regional Production
Regional (US)
2009   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2011   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2014   West End West End Premiere Production
West End

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