Broadway's Memphis Will Welcome Conservative Radio Host Mike Gallagher

News   Broadway's Memphis Will Welcome Conservative Radio Host Mike Gallagher
Conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher will make his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis for one week only this September.

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher

Gallagher will join the Memphis cast Sept. 6-11 in a special cameo role, which has been expanded by Tony-winning book writer and lyricist Joe DiPietro. The musical previously welcomed radio veteran "Cousin Brucie" Morrow for a cameo engagement last spring.

Gallagher, whose self-titled radio show is syndicated nationwide, is also a Fox News Channel contributor and is the author of "Surrounded by Idiots -- Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America." He is not a stranger to the stage, having appeared in Texas productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Show Boat, Funny Girl and Love Letters (opposite Sally Struthers). Gallagher most recently appeared as Mr. Bumble in the Lyric Stage production of Oliver! earlier this summer.

The Broadway musical about an interracial love affair in the 1950s segregated South stars Tony Award nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover as a DJ and his muse, respectively. Bon Jovi songwriter and band member David Bryan and DiPietro penned the score to Memphis, which is flavored with gospel, R&B, rock and soul sounds. 

Memphis earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical. Kimball and Glover earned Tony Award nominations for their performances.

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, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions, and Richard Winkler in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee.

Memphis opened on Broadway Oct. 19, 2009, at the Shubert Theatre under the direction of Christopher Ashley. Broadway previews began Sept. 23, 2009. A national tour will launch in the fall.

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