Memphis, Putting It Together, Smokey Joe's Café, Jekyll & Hyde and Sophisticated Ladies Will Be Screened in Cinemas

By Adam Hetrick
26 Sep 2013

Montego Glover and Chad Kimball
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball
Photo by Joan Marcus

The live tapings of the Broadway musicals Memphis, Putting It Together, Smokey Joe's Café, Jekyll & Hyde and Sophisticated Ladies will be screened in cinemas across the U.S. this fall as part of Specticast's "Direct from Broadway" series.

Theatregoers in New York City will be able to see all five musicals screened at Chelsea Cinemas in the coming months.

The NYC schedule follows:

Memphis (Oct. 9 at 7 PM). Starring Tony Award nominees Chad Kimball as Huey and Montego Glover as Felicia, the musical about an interracial love affair in the 1950s segregated South is flavored with gospel, R&B, rock and soul sounds. Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (DiPietro) and Best Orchestrations (Bryan and Daryl Waters). Christopher Ashley directed the stage production.



Smokey Joe's Café (Oct 23 at 7 PM). Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey and Matt Bogart star in the revue that features the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Songs included are "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," Stand By Me," On Broadway" and more. Jerry Zaks directed the stage production.

Putting It Together (Nov. 6 at 7 PM). The Sondheim revue, which imagines a party thrown by a wealthy, older married couple, a younger man, a frisky maid and a comedic commentator, was recorded during its 1999 Broadway premiere. The cast features Carol Burnett, George Hearn, John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall and Bronson Pinchot.

Jekyll & Hyde (Nov. 20 at 7 PM). David Hasselhoff stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde in the gothic rock-pop musical by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic thriller. Songs in the musical are "This Is the Moment," "A New Life" and "Someone Like You."

Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (Dec. 4 at 7 PM). Phyllis Hyman, Hinton Battle and Paula Kelly star. The production features the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington and such songs as "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "In a Sentimental Mood" and more.

For a complete list of venues and screenings, visit directfrombroadway.net.