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