Production History: Memphis exploded onto the Broadway stage in 2009, featuring music and lyrics by David Bryan (also known as the keyboardist for Bon Jovi) and lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro (whose other credits include All Shook Up and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). It ran on Broadway through 2012 and received the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.
Synopsis: Set in Memphis in the 1950s, the show follows DJ Huey Calhoun as he tries to get the music of the soulful Felicia on the radio—and win her heart along the way.
Notable Songs: “The Music of My Soul,” “Love Will Stand When All Else Falls”
Why You Should See It: Memphis tackles hard-hitting issues of race in an approachable format, honoring American rock ‘n’ roll along the way.
- Tickets start at $25.
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