Memphis: A New Musical

From the rockin' dance halls of Memphis, Tennessee comes this hot and bothered new Broadway musical with heart, soul and energy to burn. Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, it is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Get ready to experience all the exuberance and the emotion... the beauty and the controversy... of a wondrous, defining time in our history. You're tuning in to Memphis, so turn up that dial!



MEMPHIS features a brand new score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/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 current award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. 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).

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Pantages Theatre

(Los Angeles, CA)
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012
As the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy ravage the East Coast, one of the most distressed areas is Staten Island. In an effort to ease some of the financial burden producer Robert Nicotra and Contagious Laughter LLC will donate 5% of all tickets sold through November 25th to the dark comedy, Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas, to Superstorm Sandy relief in Staten Island.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2011
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2012
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by BWW - Nov 25, 2011
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by BWW - Nov 23, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/23/2011.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 21, 2011
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012
Contagious Laughter LLC. to present the World Premiere of Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas byBrian Gianci, directed by John Dapolito. Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas will begin performances on Sunday, November 25; it will celebrate its opening on Monday, December 3 and will run through January 6, 2013 at theTheatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting http://letskillgrandmatheplay.com.
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 20, 2012
Contagious Laughter LLC. presents the World Premiere of LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS by Brian Gianci, directed by John Dapolito. LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS will begin performances on Sunday, November 25; it will celebrate its opening on Monday, December 3 and will run through January 6, 2013 at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!
by BWW - Nov 18, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/18/2011.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2011
Hard to believe but 2012 is almost here! Please take note of the special New Year's week (December 26, 2011 to January 1, 2012) playing schedule for Broadway shows. All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2011
With Christmas Week just around the corner, please take note of the special holiday playing schedule for Broadway shows. All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 14, 2011
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012
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by BWW - Mar 9, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/9/2012.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014
In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, previewing tonight, March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014.
by BWW - Mar 2, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/2/2012.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014
In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical Les Miserables, previewing March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
On Monday, June 4th, 2018, Zach Rand, (Mary Poppins, Les Mis) Hosts Breathless on Broadway in honor of his sister Chloe with many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 4th annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
On Monday, June 4th, 2018, Zach Rand, (Mary Poppins, Les Mis) Hosts Breathless on Broadway in honor of his sister Chloe with  many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 4th annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.
by BWW - Jan 6, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/6/2012.
by BWW - Jan 20, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/20/2012.
by BWW - Jan 13, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/13/2012.
by BWW - Feb 24, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/24/2012.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014
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by BWW - Feb 17, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/17/2012.
by BWW - Feb 10, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/10/2012.
by BWW - Dec 9, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/9/2011.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2011
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by Linda Lenzi - Dec 4, 2012
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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2011
Hard to believe but 2012 is almost here! If heading out to a Broadway show is part of your holiday plans, please take note of the special New Year's week (December 26, 2011 to January 1, 2012) playing schedule for shows. All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2011
With Christmas Week just around the corner, please take note of the special holiday playing schedule for Broadway shows. All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/23/2011.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
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by BWW - Dec 2, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/2/2011.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012
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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2011
Look below to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week*. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances? Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees? Just want a quick look at all Broadway show schedules for the week? We've got the answers! *Please note that most shows will run on a special Christmas Week playing schedule.
by BWW - Dec 16, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/16/2011.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 12, 2011
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by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
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by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 27, 2019
Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall have officially opened up in Waitress! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the two YouTube sensations are heading to the diner for a limited engagement in the hit Broadway musical Waitress as Dawn and Ogie, respectively. To celebrate the duo heading to the diner, we're getting to know the two stars and their musical theatre backgrounds. Check it all out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014
In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, opening tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014
On Sunday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the newly renovated Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, will feature a festive Easter Brunch that diners of all ages will enjoy. Children will have a special opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following Brunch, guests may also choose to attend the 7:00 p.m. performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, Les Miserables. Reservations are required by calling 630.530.8300 in advance. Limited brunch/theatre tickets are still available.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2014
In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, now running through June 8, 2014. Check out a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014
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