MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Production Background
- 2009-10 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, winner of 4 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding Orchestrations
- 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical
- 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations
Following productions at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California during their 2003-04 season, Memphis the Musical was staged by the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego from August 19 through September 28, 2008 and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from January 27 through February 15, 2009.
Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, the Broadway production began previews at the Shubert Theatre on September 23, 2009 and officially opened on October 19. The cast included many of the cast members from the pre-Broadway productions, including Chad Kimball as Huey Calhoun and Montego Glover as Felicia Farrell. The creative team included costume designer Paul Tazewell, scenic designer David Gallo, lighting designer Howell Binkley, and sound designer Ken Travis. The show closed on August 5, 2012 after 30 previews and 1,165 regular performances.
Broadway running time: 2.5 hours
Originally produced on Broadway by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, and Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, 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, Richard Winkler, in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, and Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kayla Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group, Shadowcatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee.
Orchestrations by Daryl Waters and David Bryan
“Memphis” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com