"Hot on the Dial: The Winner of 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical!"
Are you ready for a true original, a new Broadway musical with a thrilling new story and amazingly catchy sound? Then head to Memphis for a theatrical experience like no other. Inspired by real events, Memphis is the story of a white D.J. named Huey Calhoun who falls in love with the new black sound... and with a beautiful young singer named Felicia. Together, Huey promises to make her a star, playing her songs on the air at a time when no one will play black music. But as Felicia's fame begins to grow, so does her relationship with Huey. And in the South in the 1950s, that relationship is taboo. How would the world react if everyone discovered their affair? Should they leave Memphis and move to New York, where greater fame and easier acceptance is tempting? And what will happen if her star ultimately eclipses his?
Featuring a Tony-winning original story by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score by David Bryan (Bon Jovi) and DiPietro, Memphis explores the roots of rock and the controversies of an era in a whole new way. The show features direction by Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).
Memphis is a rare thing nowadays: a completely original new Broadway musical. Not based on a movie or a play, Memphis tells an original story about a turbulent time in America, when a new rock sound was beginning to take off, but there were boundaries few dared to cross. What makes Memphis a hot ticket is that it offers a wholly satisfying Broadway experience - with a compelling story, a thrilling love story, powerhouse songs and unforgettable dancing. But it's also the kind of show you'll want to discuss with your theatergoing companions long after the curtain has fallen, because it's about something deeply substantial.
Daring to tackle issues such as interracial love in the South during the 1950s, Memphis takes you inside a thrilling world - into the nightclubs, homes and radio stations of the era. And with its incredibly powerful subject matter, it leaves you with plenty to talk about, ponder and remember.