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Featuring 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.Performers Beverley Knight (Felicia Farrell - not all performances), Matt Cardle (Huey Calhoun), Rolan Bell (Delray), Tyrone Huntley (Gator), Claire Machin (Gladys), Jason Pennycooke (Bobby), Mark Roper (Mr. Simmons), Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, Alex Thomas.
Book by Joe DiPietro. Lyrics Joe DiPietro. Music David Bryan. Lyrics David Bryan (based on a concept by George W. George). 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.
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