Monday, January 30, 2012

Memphis - The Musical Returns to Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theater Tomorrow Night!

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I am so excited!  Tomorrow night, the four-time Tony Award Winner MEMPHIS comes to Atlanta and the famous Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta.

The 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, Memphis is currently blowing the roof off Broadway and will play a limited engagement at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from January  31 - February 5, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2011-12 season!

Ticket are currently on sale and start at only $28. They are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787.  (Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.) 

MEMPHIS has won four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). It has also won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Montego Glover), Outstanding Music (David Bryan), and Outstanding Orchestration (David Bryan and Daryl Waters).  It has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Actress (Montego Glover), and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). 

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t:  rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. 

 MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.  Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

The show features a brand new Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book.  *Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger.) 

MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, who is currently represented by three shows on Broadway (Memphis, Jersey Boys, and The Addams Family).

Scenic Design for MEMPHIS is by Tony® Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In The Heights), Lighting Design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys), and Sound Design is by Ken Travis (The Threepenny Opera).

David Richardson, of WOR Radio, calls MEMPHIS “The biggest hit on Broadway,” while Charles Isherwood of the New York Times says, ““David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, and the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period.”

The New York Post raves “Of such thrills, Broadway is made,” Newsday calls the show “A smash! An extraordinary show,” the Daily News promises that MEMPHIS will “Blast you out the door humming and happy,” and NY1’s Roma Torre cheers, “MEMPHIS ROCKS!”

Remember, MEMPHIS will play January 31 - February 5 at the Fox Theatre.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Are you going?  Drop me a text or e-mail if you are.  I'd love to meet you!  I can't wait to see this show!! Ticker

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