Memphis Stars Montego Glover and Adam Pascal Extend Broadway Contracts Through Fall

News   Memphis Stars Montego Glover and Adam Pascal Extend Broadway Contracts Through Fall
Original Memphis leading lady Montego Glover and her current co-star Adam Pascal have extended their contracts with the Tony-winning musical through October, producers announced March 12.

Montego Glover and Adam Pascal
Montego Glover and Adam Pascal in Memphis 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.

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).

Memphis is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony-nominated Bedroom Farce and the film "My Dinner With Andre"). It has direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

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.

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