Memphis Broadway Show
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Memphis on Broadway
Visit the underground dance clubs of the 1950s by way of Broadway this season at the Shubert Theatre, where Memphis, Tennessee comes to life! A story about a black singer and a white DJ trying to resist the prejudices of the times while bringing rock 'n' roll music to the masses, Memphis is written by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) with music by Bon Jovi's David Bryan. The show has already been a success at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse, and now New York audiences can dig its rock-meets-Broadway sound.
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Memphis is about the relationship between a rising black singer, whose career is stalled by her inability to perform at segregated clubs, and a white deejay who uses his radio access to bring her music to listeners everywhere. Although their collaboration is a soulful contribution to the emerging genre of rock 'n' roll, is the world actually ready for their music - or their love?
Christopher Ashley (Direction)
Sergio Trujillo (Choreography)
Joe DiPietro (Story)
David Bryan (Score)
Summary Inspired by the real-life story of a 1950s rock 'n' roll deejay, Memphis is about the man who brought black music to white listeners in the segregated South.
Age May be inappropriate for 9 and under. (The show includes a depiction of violence against one of the lead characters.) Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Our Recommendation Memphis boasts one of Broadway's most dynamic characters, Huey Calhoun, a guy who is going nowhere until his love of "race music" - combined with his brash style and quick wit - makes him the most popular radio personality in town. Both his ego and his refusal to acknowledge the barriers of a racist society threaten his relationship with a black singer. Though David Bryan's score is not nearly as strong as the real rock 'n' roll and blues music of that era, it is enjoyable and includes some standout songs; Joe DiPietro's book, with the exception of a few predictably cheesy moments, is generally smart, funny, and well-constructed; Christopher Ashley's direction is superb. Overall this is an exciting original Broadway musical with a good look, a hot band, an engaging story, and an excellent cast of performers to bring it to life.
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