Tony-winning musical Memphis will play its final performance on August 5, but its main characters will be immortalized when Tonner Doll Company releases its first ever Broadway line, the Memphis collection. Felicia, played on Broadway by Montego Glover, wears a pale gold chiffon dress, while Huey (Adam Pascal) wears a polka-dotted jacket lined in black and white leopard print, black and white checked pants, polka-dotted and striped shirt and, of course, his charcoal gray hat.
“We are thrilled that Huey and Felicia will have a permanent home among the Tonner Doll collection,” Memphis producer Sue Frost said. “Memphis prides itself on seizing opportunities to break new ground in innovative ways and we are so pleased that the show will have its own tangible legacy in the form of these beautiful dolls.”
Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, Memphis features a score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics). The musical takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated ’50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Pascal) fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Glover).
Memphis also currently stars Derrick Baskin as Gator, J. Bernard Calloway as Delray, James Monroe Iglehart as Bobby, John Jellison as Mr. Simmons and Nancy Opel as Mama. Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.