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225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Ended 5 Aug 2012 after 2 years

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A sincere new musical with plenty of energetic choreography and a talented, appealing, hard-charging cast that holds the attention.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Closed 5 Aug 2012

A music-loving mixed-race couple struggles to survive during the early Civil Rights era in Memphis.

What happens when a 1950's Memphis DJ with white listeners decides to play African-American music? Is Memphis ready for it? Is America? The story was inspired by the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and the music that became known as "rock 'n' roll".

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Previews from: 23 September 2009

Opening night: 19 October 2009

Closing night: 5 August 2012


Memphis may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Shubert Theater.

Run time

2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 15 minute intermission.

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What You Say

14 reviews, average rating: (4.6 Stars)

Lena Pena: “CANNOT WAIT!”

I saw this show in Seattle, and it is SPECTACLAR! This a hit on so many ... more

Irina: “Must See”

I attended last night's opening show and thought it was fabulous! The music... more


One if th ebest shows I've ever seen! I smell Tony!... more

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