By Adam Hetrick
12 Mar 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Glover earned a 2010 Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Felicia Farrell on Broadway. She was also a part of the workshops of Memphis and its regional engagements prior to its Tony-winning Broadway arrival in 2009. Pascal, who received a Tony nomination for Rent, joined the cast of Memphis as DJ Huey Calhoun last fall.
Memphis will play its 1,000th performance March 14 at the Shubert Theatre. Memphis began Broadway previews Sept. 23, 2009, and officially opened Oct. 19, 2009. The musical about an interracial love affair in the 1950s segregated South is flavored with gospel, R&B, rock and soul sounds.
Songs in the production are "Underground," "The Music of My Soul," "Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss," "Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night," "Make Me Stronger," "Colored Women," "Someday," "She's My Sister," "Radio," "Say a Prayer," "Big Love," "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Stand Up," "Change Don't Come Easy," "Memphis Lives in Me" and "Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll."
Memphis is produced on Broadway by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag and Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff with Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Land Line Productions, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions, and Richard Winkler in association with Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Lauren Doll/Bob Bartner, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee.