Memphis to Host Party and CD Giveaway for 100th Performance Jan. 14

News   Memphis to Host Party and CD Giveaway for 100th Performance Jan. 14
The Broadway rock musical Memphis, starring Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, will celebrate its 100th performance on Broadway Jan. 14 at the Shubert Theatre.

The David Bryan-Joe DiPietro musical will mark the evening with a special post-performance party at the barbeque restaurant Southern Hospitality. During the curtain call, the cast of Memphis will hold a lottery to invite an audience member and their party to join in the post-performance fun with composer Bryan and the cast.

Also, the first 100 people to purchase tickets at the Shubert box office on Jan. 14 will receive a free copy of the Memphis cast album, which is only available at the theatre.

Memphis officially opened on Broadway Oct. 19, 2009. Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) directs the musical which features book and lyrics by DiPietro (Toxic Avenger, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a score and lyrics by Bon Jovi's David Bryan (Toxic Avenger).

Kimball (Into the Woods, Lennon, The Civil War, My Life with Albertine) and Glover (The Color Purple, Ragtime, Aida), who also starred in the regional bows of Memphis at the La Jolla Playhouse and the 5th Avenue Theatre, repeat their performances for Broadway. He plays DJ Huey Calhoun, and she plays his muse, Felicia Farrell.

* Memphis also features J. Bernard Calloway (The Good Negro, "The Taking of Pelham 123") as Delray, James Monroe Iglehart (Spelling Bee) as Bobby, Cass Morgan (Mary Poppins, Ring of Fire) as Gladys Calhoun, Derrick Baskin (The Little Mermaid as Gator and Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Spamalot, Is He Dead?) as Mr. Simmons.

The Memphis ensemble includes Jennifer Allen, Brad Bass, Tracee Beazer, Kevin Covert, Hillary Elk, Bryan Fenkart, Dionne Figgins, Rhett George, John Jellison, Candice McCall, Sydney Morton, Vivian Nixon, John Eric Parker, Jermaine R. Rembert, LaQuet Sharnell, Ephraim Sykes, Cary Tedder, Danny Tidwell, Daniel J. Watts, Katie Webber, Charlie Williams and Dan’yelle Williamson.

"In the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s," press notes state, "a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever."

For tickets, ranging $41.50-$126.50, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Shubert Theatre is located at 225 West 44th Street.

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