MARQUEE VALUE: Memphis at the Shubert Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: Memphis at the Shubert Theatre
Production: Memphis, music by David Bryan, lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, book by Joe DiPietro, directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, starring Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Cass Morgan, Derrick Baskin and Michael McGrath.

Previews: September 23, 2009 Opens: October 19, 2009

Venue: Sam S. Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Following productions at major regional houses around the country, the new musical about the birth of rock music reaches Broadway.

What happens when a 1950's Memphis DJ with white listeners decides to play African-American music? Is Memphis ready for it? Is America? This story exploring the rocky musical landscape of the segregated '50s was inspired by the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and the music that became known as "rock 'n' roll."

Photos by Matthew Blank

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