Memphis
Theatre: Shubert
Status: Closed
(September 23, 2009 - August 05, 2012 )
  • Preview: September 23, 2009
  • Open: October 19, 2009
  • Close: August 5, 2012
Musical - New York Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 20mins

A new musical which follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s.  An unlikely hero with a great love of the music he hears in the black bars on Beale Street, Huey’s on-air antics and unstoppable enthusiasm for "race records" creates a new white audience for African-American music.  His personal life transcends the race line as well, when he falls in love with a beautiful black singer – with dramatic consequences.

For The Record:

“Memphis” had its World Premiere at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA in Oct 2003.  Gabriel Barre directed a cast which featured Chad Kimball (Huey Calhoun) & Montego Glover.  George W George was the producer.  La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher  Ashley,  Artistic  Dir;  Steven  B  Libman,  Managing  Dir) in La Jolla, CA presented a revised version of the show in Sept 2008.  Mr Ashley directed, and the cast was again headed by Chad Kimball & Montego Glover.

Total Gross: $104,453,840
Average Weekly Gross: $696,359
Total Gross Potential: 57%
Total Attendance: 1,380,731
Average Weekly Attendance: 79%

Cast

Huey Calhoun  09/23/2009 - 10/23/2011
Felicia 09/23/2009 - 08/05/2012