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Memphis the Musical archiveFeaturing an original score with gospel, rhythm & blues, and early rock 'n' roll fused with Byran's own contemporary sensibility, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950's. An unlikely hero with a great love of the music he hears in the black bars on Beale Street, Huey's on-air antics and unstoppable enthusiasm for 'race records' creates a new white audience for African-American music. His personal life transcends the race line as well, when he falls in love with a beautiful black singer - with dramatic consequences.

Book by Joe DiPietro. Lyrics Joe DiPietro. Music David Bryan. Lyrics David Bryan (based on a concept by George W. George).

Archive listings for Memphis the Musical

Work type: Musical.


Producer Junkyard Dog Productions. Producer Marlene and Kenny Alhadeff. Producer Barbara Freitag. Producer Joseph Smith. Producer John Brant. Director Christopher Ashley. Design David Gallo. Lighting Howell Binkley. Choreographer Sergio Trujillo. Costume Paul Tazewell. Costume Paul Tazewell. Sound Ken Travis. Performer Beverley Knight (Felicia Farrell - not all performances). Performer Matt Cardle (Huey Calhoun). Performer Rolan Bell (Delray). Performer Tyrone Huntley (Gator). Performer Claire Machin (Gladys). Performer Jason Pennycooke (Bobby). Performer Mark Roper (Mr. Simmons). Performer Keisha Atwell. Performer Arielle Campbell. Performer Mark Carroll. Performer Joseph Davenport. Performer Momar Diagne. Performer Carly Mercedes Dyer. Performer Kimmy Edwards. Performer Hillary Elk. Performer Laura Ellis. Performer Charlotte Gorton. Performer Benjamin Harrold. Performer Waylon Jacobs. Performer Rachel John. Performer Dean Maynard. Performer Devon McKenzie-Smith. Performer Tim Newman. Performer Simon Ray-Harvey. Performer Jon Robyns. Performer Ashley Rumble. Performer Kyle Seeley. Performer Helen Siveter. Performer Dawnita Smith. Performer Alex Thomas.
9 Oct 14 to 31 Oct 15Shaftesbury Theatre, West End :: V415
listing details L695243324

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