Memphis: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Memphis revolves around Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ who embarks on a mission to bring Black music to the mainstream by playing it on his radio show. Huey’s relationship with Felicia, a talented Black singer, drives the story and faces resistance from a society unwilling to accept their interracial romance. Memphis captures the power of music and its ability to play a role in bridging social divides.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1950s / USA (Tennessee)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: David Bryan

Lyrics/Book: Joe DiPietro


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2009)➝

Original London Cast (2015)➝


Links

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

2000s, DramaticGospel, One-Word, RockSoulTony Award


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