Friday, October 28, 2011



MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical. makes its Oklahoma City debut at the Civic Center Music Hall November 8-13 for an engagement of eight performances.

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls 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, emotion and rock 'n' roll.

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS 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  MEMPHIS has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).

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).
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, the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period.”

MEMPHIS comes to Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall November 8-13 for eight performances.  Tickets may be purchased via phone (800) 869-1451, (405) 297-2264, in person at the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office or online at  Groups of 10 or more may call Celebrity Attractions at (800) 869-1451 ext. 220 for a discount.

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MEMPHIS is presented by Celebrity Attractions and is part of Celebrity Attractions 2011-2012 Broadway Season which includes THE ADDAMS FAMILY, STOMP, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the add-on productions of MAMMA MIA! and the Tulsa engagement of JERSEY BOYS.

From the press release 

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