David Bryan & Joe DiPietro
How David Bryan went from Bon Jovi to Broadway with the help of Joe DiPietro
David Bryan and Joe DiPietro aren't the most likely songwriting team to make it to Broadway, yet somehow the Bon Jovi keyboardist and the librettist/lyricist of musicals like I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change and All Shook Up have made beautiful music together in Memphis, the new musical now in previews at the Shubert Theatre. in telling the 1950s romance of a white DJ and a black soul singer, the pair have crafted a score that honors the rhythm and blues greats of the musically-rich city while also sounding vibrantly contemporary. We asked our favorite new songwriting duo to sit down and share the story behind their unique collaboration and some of the songs from the show. Sit back and enjoy!