Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2013
When the Tony-winning MEMPHIS closed on Broadway in 2012, producers announced that a West End production was coming soon. According to the UK Daily Mail, soon could be in 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End, following a scheduled run of THE PAJAMA GAME. (more...)
Breaking News: Deal in Place for Movie Adaption of Tony-Winning MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2012
Deadline.com reports that a deal is now in place for Belle Pictures and the Mark Gordon Company to head a film adaption of Memphis at Warner Brother's Aclon Entertainment. The film will be produced by Mark Gordon, Molly Smith and Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson with a new script by Tony-winner Joe DiPietro. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Pantages Hosts MEMPHIS, the Musical That Has It All
by Don Grigware - August 2, 2012
Now on its national tour, Memphis docks at the Pantages for two weeks only through August 12, and the production is thrilling from top to bottom with a great book, great score, sensational direction and choreography and a truly fantastic cast of triple threat actors, singers and dancers. Memphis is one those rare shows that gives the audience a realistic picture of radio and the emergence of television as it took possession of the nation in the early 50s. (more...)
Tonner Doll Company to Release MEMPHIS 'Huey' and 'Felicia' Figures
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2012
Tonner Doll Company plans to release their very first Broadway collection: The Memphis Collection. Inspired by the 2010 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Memphis, this collection will feature the fashions straight from the stage. (more...)
MEMPHIS Red Carpet Streams Live at Pantages Theatre Tonight, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2012
In celebration of the L.A. premiere of the 2010 Tony-Winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, the Pantages Theatre is hosting a fully produced red carpet broadcast which will be streamed live on the official Pantages Theatre UStream and Facebook pages tonight, July 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (more...)
MEMPHIS Will Recoup Investment on Broadway by Closing
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2012
The producers of the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that the production will recoup its $12 million investment as of its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 5, 2012 after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances. MEMPHIS opened on October 19, 2009 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th Street), having begun previews on September 23rd. (more...)
MEMPHIS Red Carpet to Stream Live at Pantages Theatre, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2012
In celebration of the L.A. premiere of the 2010 Tony-Winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, the Pantages Theatre is hosting a fully produced red carpet broadcast which will be streamed live on the official Pantages Theatre UStream and Facebook pages on July 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (more...)
BWW TV: MEMPHIS Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 26, 2012
The event continued this week with performances from the asts of GHOST (Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph), ZARKANA (Jason Nious, Jeremie Robert, Michael Duffy, Tom Cholot, Daniel Passer, Larry Wayne Wilson, Federico Pisapia, Vincenzo Schiavo, Giuseppe Schiavo, Marco Senatore, Keith Paraska, Peter Fand), SISTER ACT (Rashidra Scott, Alena Watters, Lael Van Keuren), MEMPHIS (Kevin Massey, Dan'yelle Williamson) and WICKED (Donna Vivino, Kate Fahrner). Click below to check out the performances from the cast of MEMPHIS, which included 'Colored Woman,' and 'The Music of My Soul' and more! (more...)
BWW Interviews: Bryan Fenkart Brings MEMPHIS to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - July 25, 2012
Interview with Bryan Fenkart, who plays Huey, the DJ that dared to play the music he loved on the radio for all to hear. MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. For tickets and show time information please go to www.broadwaysd.com (more...)
MEMPHIS Comes Home to San Diego, Now thru 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2012
MEMPHIS the 2010 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, opens at the San Diego Civic Theatre tonight, July 24 for a limited engagement and will play through July 29th. (more...)
Photo Exclusive: Bon Jovi Drummer Tico Torres Visits MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2012
BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from last night at MEMPHIS. Tico Torres, the drummer for Bon Jovi, brought his family to the show to support his friend David Bryan. Check out photos of Torres with Montego Glover, Adam Pascal, Derrick Baskin, and James Monroe Iglehart below! (more...)
Stage Tube: Adam Pascal Sings 'Memphis Lives In Me' on Good Day New York!
by Stage Tube - June 29, 2012
Broadway and MEMPHIS star Adam Pascal stopped by Good Day New York this morning to treat audiences to a live performance of 'Memphis Lives in Me,' one of the show's most iconic numbers. Check out the performance and photos of Pascal's visit below! (more...)
Breaking News: Tony-Winning MEMPHIS to Close on Broadway August 5; West End Production Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2012
The producers of the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced tonight that the production will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 5, 2012 after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances. MEMPHIS opened on October 19, 2009 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th Street), having begun previews on September 23rd. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with LYSISTRATA JONES' LaQuet Sharnell on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2012
Jared Zirilli (of FAT CAMP, Original Broadway Cast of LYSISTRATA JONES, WICKED, TWILIGHT the Musical) brings you episode 27 of the Jared Zirilli Blog and his sixth interview installment of 'Jared's Broadway Boo's!' with LaQuet Sharnell of SWEET CHARITY, LION KING, MEMPHIS, and LYSISTRATA JONES. (more...)
BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS at the Kennedy Center is mmmmmmmmm Marvelous!
by Charles Shubow - June 18, 2012
See the four-time Tony Award winner and you won't miss a beat. (more...)
MEMPHIS Comes to Kennedy Center Opera House, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2012
The Kennedy Center presents Memphis in the Opera House from tonight, June 12 to July 1, 2012. (more...)
MEMPHIS Comes Home to San Diego, 7/24-29
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2012
MEMPHIS the 2010 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, opens at the San Diego Civic Theatre on July 24 for a limited engagement and will play through July 29th. (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS Lives in Buffalo!
by Jenna Rich - June 10, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows that I adore MEMPHIS. Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to see the show on Broadway and I met the fantastical Chad Kimball. Later that year, I went to see the Direct from Broadway showings at my local movie theater (yes, I went 3 times). You could say I'm a bit obsessed. Now here I am, a year later at the first National Tour cast's party in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. (more...)
Photo Flash: Taye Diggs Visits MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012
Last night, Broadway veteran Taye Diggs brought his mom to MEMPHIS to see friend Adam Pascal play 'Huey Calhoun'. Check out photos of Diggs with the cast below! (more...)
MEMPHIS Comes to Kennedy Center Opera House, 6/12-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012
The Kennedy Center presents Memphis in the Opera House from June 12 to July 1, 2012. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MEMPHIS Presents 'A Hockadoo Hair-Do How-Do'
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2012
Mary Kay Yezerski-Bondoc, of the MEMPHIS wig department, recently did an eight-step video about how to properly take curlers out of a wig and style it. Additionally, this video gives a glimpse at the astounding number of wigs used in the show. (more...)
MEMPHIS Comes to St. Louis, Opening Tonight, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012
MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre tonight, May 1, for a limited engagement. (more...)
MEMPHIS, BILLY ELLIOT and More to Headline Broadway Sacramento's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2012
California Musical Theatre announces the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, featuring Tony Award-winning new Broadway musicals as well as heart-warming family favorites. Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards and is still playing on Broadway, kicks off the season, followed by Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby, Rock of Ages, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and multi-Tony Award winner Billy Elliot the Musical. The final show of the season is a Broadway Mega-Hit that can't be revealed until August due to contractual obligations. That show is a brand new production of one of the most beloved and popular Broadway musicals ever, and has been highly praised by critics and audiences alike throughout its wildly successful tour. (more...)
Photo Flash: Oprah Winfrey and South African School Kids Visit MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2012
At last night's performance, April 4, the cast of MEMPHIS was treated to a special guest in Oprah Winfrey, along with students from her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. After taking in the show, Oprah and the group greeted stars Adam Pascal, Montego Glover, and more backstage. Check out photos from the visit below! (more...)
MEMPHIS Announces National Tour Stops Through 2013!
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2012
Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will continue to blow the roof off of theatres across the country into the 2012 -2013 season. The season will kick off on September 11th in Portland, OR at the Keller Auditorium, and a return engagement is scheduled in the city where it all began - Memphis, TN at the Orpheum Theatre. On Wednesday, March 14th MEMPHIS celebrated its' 1,000th performance on Broadway where it continues to bring audiences to their feet on a daily basis. (more...)