Why See Memphis?
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".
Previews from: 23 September 2009
Opening night: 19 October 2009
Memphis may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Shubert Theater.
2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 15 minute intermission.
Cast and Creative
CastMontego Glover as Felicia Farrell
Chad Kimball as Huey Calhoun
Will Mann as Bobby
J. Bernard Calloway as Delray Jones
Derrick Baskin as Gator
Nancy Opel as Gladys Calhoun
John Jellison as Mr Simmons
CreativeDirector - Christopher Ashley
Choreography - Sergio Trujillo
Scenic Design - David Gallo
Costume Design - Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design - Howell Binkley
Sound Design - Ken Travis
Lyrics - Joe DiPietro and David Bryan
Music - David Bryan
Book - Joe DiPietro
TONY AWARDS 2010
Best Book of a Musical: Joe DiPietro
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music: David Bryan
Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan
Best Orchestrations: Daryl Waters & David Bryan
What you thought
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