I was wondering if anyone has seen “Memphis” the musical and what they thought about it. All I know is that it’s playing February 2009 at the 5th Avenue in Seattle, WA. One of the writers is from Bon Jovi and it’s been receiving “critical acclaim” since it’s off-Broadway debut in 2002.
I’m always fascinated when artists cross from mainstream art into more “legit” forms like theater and film. Comments?
MEMPHIS the Musical
Memphis is a musical written by David Bryan (of Bon Jovi fame) and Joe DiPietro. It debuted off-Broadway in 2002 and has won critical acclaim since.
The musical loosely follows the story of a Memphis DJ, Dewey Phillips – one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.
The world premiere was at TheatreWorks in Mountain View, CA during their 2003-2004 season. It was picked up by San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse for their 2008-2009 season with performances from August 19 to September 28, 2008. The production will be directed by Christopher Ashley. Scenic Design by David Gallo, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley