STAGE TUBE: MEMPHIS Comes to Walton Arts Center
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by Stage Tube
Starring Bryan Fenkart and Felicia Boswell, the Memphis the Musical tour makes its way across the country and opens at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville tonight, February 5. In honor of this, the Memphis team put together a promo for their performance, with an introduction by cast member Bree Branker.
Click below to watch the video!
Currently on a national tour, MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Bryan Fenkart) falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Felicia Boswell). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupts when his vision meets her voice, and the music changed forever.
The show features a score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book. 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 (Jersey Boys).
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). It also won four Drama Desk Awards, and four Outer Critics Circle Awards.