Memphis' original Broadway cast members Tony nominee Chad Kimball (currently in Come From Away), Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County), and J. Bernard Calloway (All The Way) will recreate their performances in the 2010 Tony Award-winning musical Memphis in a special concert version of the score being performed at 7 and 9:30 PM February 4 at Feinstein’s/54 Below supper club in New York City.
Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Schneider said, “We are thrilled that we are bringing members of the original Broadway company back together. The Shubert [Theatre] stage radiated so much love when I first saw the show in 2009 and I cannot wait to bring that joy back to Feinstein’s/54 Below.”
54 Sings Memphis, will be hosted by the show’s original lead producers, Randy Adams and Sue Frost (Come From Away). The concert will be directed by Robert W. Schneider (regional premiere of Memphis) and music directed by Joshua Zecher-Ross (George Street’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change).
Set in the world of early 1960s radio, Memphis tells the story of an interracial romance between a white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and an African-American singer who is ready for her big break. Memphis has music by David Bryan (Bon Jovi), lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), and a book by DiPietro. The original production was directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, beneath Studio 54, in Manhattan. Tickets, which cost $35 to $75 (plus a $25 food/drink minimum), can be ordered at 54below.com. After 4 PM n the day of performance tickets are available only by calling (646) 476-3551.