From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
Inspired by actual events, 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. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves—filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Theatre’s most exciting new destination … MEMPHIS!
“An exuberant musical with classic values: catchy songs, heaping spoonfuls of inspirational moments, and gifted performers at the top of their game. It’s immensely gratifying. David Bryan’s score works perfectly. Sergio Trujillo and Christopher Ashley wrap it all together with smart, brisk efficiency. Montego Glover is terrific, embodying rhythm and blues as she effortlessly switches from sexy to funny to emotional. She lifts up the show and stops it dead in its tracks. Of such thrills, Broadway is made.” –New York Post