Memphis is another musical show in the line, produced by David Bryan (lyrics and musical) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and music). The musical show is ideally based on the Memphis disc Jockey Dewey Philips, one of the first white DJs for the role of black music in the early 1950s.
The ‘Memphis the Musical’ was first launched on Broadway on October 19, 2009 until August 5, 2012. For the past spanning years of drawing great music on stage, the Memphis the Musical won 4 Tony awards, including one title as the ‘Best Musical’. The show has also reached numbers of theaters, including the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly Theaterworks and Massachusetts in the Mountain View of California (2003 to 2004) and the 5th Avenue Theater situated in Seattle (2008 to 2009).
Originally, the show starred Allen Fitspatrick, Nancy Opel, Will Mann, Adam Pascal, Christopher Jackson and J. Bernard, in the latter part of their history, the casts had been replaced by Michael McGrath (2010), Cass Morgan (2011), James Monroe Iglehart (2011) and Chad Kimball (2011).
The unique concept created for Memphis was fully progressed by the theater producer George W. George. The Broadway production started previews on September 23, 2009 at the Shubert Theater, directed by Christopher Ashley and originally choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
The show has also been known utilizing numbers of high definition cameras and 96 tracks of sound recording. Directed by Don Roy King and music produced by Matt Kaplowitz, this has led the whole production on-Broadway Worldwide. In fact, it was screened nationwide from April 28 to May 3 of 2011.
Memphis the Musical usually runs with a two-acts musical numbers. It also features different entertainment of each act backed up with the show’s most admired songs. In the history of musical play on-Broadway, the ‘Memphis the Musical’ has continued to grow from the old years until present times.