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Tony-Winning Musical Memphis, Starring Adam Pascal and Montego Glover, Sets Broadway Closing Date

Tony-Winning Musical Memphis, Starring Adam Pascal and Montego Glover, Sets Broadway Closing Date

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis will play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on August 5. Currently starring Adam Pascal and original leading lady Montego Glover, Memphis opened on October 19, 2009, and will have played 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances at the time of closing.

“The level of love and commitment exhibited by all ...

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Oprah Winfrey Feels the Music in Her Soul at Memphis

Oprah Winfrey Feels the Music in Her Soul at Memphis
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Oprah Winfrey might be one of the busiest women on the planet running an empire that includes talk shows, a magazine and, let’s not forget, her very own OWN Network, but when the Queen of all Media hopped on a flight from Chicago to New York City to teach a “Master Class” at Radio City Music Hall, she couldn ...

Hockadoo! Adam Pascal, Montego Glover & the Cast of Memphis Celebrate 1,000 Performances on Broadway

Hockadoo! Adam Pascal, Montego Glover & the Cast of Memphis Celebrate 1,000 Performances on Broadway
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Hockadoo times a thousand! On March 14, Adam Pascal, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin and the cast of Memphis celebrated a rockin' milestone: 1,000 performances on the Great White Way. After another soulful performance at the Shubert Theatre, the company of the 2010 Tony-winning musical continued the festivities with a star-studded bash at the 48 Lounge. The crowd, including Godspell ...

J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway’s Memphis

J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway’s Memphis

J. Bernard Calloway will return to Memphis as Delray beginning February 28 at the Shubert Theatre. Current star Christopher Jackson will play his final performance February 26.

Calloway was a member of Memphis’ original cast and also appeared off-Broadway in The Good Negro. His film credits include The Taking of Pelham 123 and Man on a Ledge.

The Tony Award-winning ...

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In The Heights Veteran Christopher Jackson Joins Memphis

In The Heights Veteran Christopher Jackson Joins Memphis

Christopher Jackson will join the cast of Memphis as Delray for a limited engagement beginning January 24, 2012 at the Shubert Theatre. Current cast member J. Bernard Calloway will take a temporary leave of absence beginning January 22 to appear in Two River Theater Company’s production of August Wilson’s Jitney. Calloway is expected to return to Memphis on ...

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Adam Pascal and the Memphis Cast Set to Rock Out at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Adam Pascal and the Memphis Cast Set to Rock Out at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Adam Pascal and the cast of Memphis will perform "Radio" at the Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS. The parade broadcast begins at 9 AM ET on November 24. 

Memphis currently stars Pascal as Huey, Montego Glover as Felicia, Derrick Baskin as Gator, J. Bernard Calloway as Delray, James Monroe Iglehart as Bobby, John Jellison as Mr. Simmons and Nancy Opel ...

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It's a Spelling Bee Reunion as Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Crew Support Second Stage's Spring Gala

It's a Spelling Bee Reunion as Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Crew Support Second Stage's Spring Gala
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Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre invited many of its alums to the company's annual spring gala on April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson reunited with several of his co-stars from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (which played Second Stage in 2005 before its Broadway run) including Celia Keenan-Bolger (now in Peter ...

Frump Tower! Christopher J. Hanke Brings Broadway.com Backstage at How to Succeed with Video Blog

Frump Tower! Christopher J. Hanke Brings Broadway.com Backstage at How to Succeed with Video Blog

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star Christopher J. Hanke will take Broadway.com viewers behind-the-scenes at the smashing new musical revival with his very own video blog. Frump Tower: Behind the Scenes at “How to Succeed” with Christopher J. Hanke (and Bud Frump) will premiere on Tuesday, March 29.

Hanke plays Bud Frump, the spoiled nephew of ...

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Flash Mob at Memphis! Watch 1,100 Kids 'Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll'

Flash Mob at Memphis! Watch 1,100 Kids 'Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll'

Ready to be inspired by the power of live theater? Take a look at this clip filmed at a recent performance of the Tony-winning musical Memphis, when 1,100 New York schoolchildren were in the house at Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Rather than keep their seats during the curtain call performance of the show’s anthem, “Steal Your Rock ‘n ...

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Memphis to Be Filmed Live for Nationwide Theatrical Release

Memphis to Be Filmed Live for Nationwide Theatrical Release

The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis will be captured live in performance for what’s being dubbed “high definition exhibition in digital cinemas nationwide.” The filming will take place during performances from January 18 to January 21 at the Shubert Theatre, using multiple high definition cameras and 96 tracks of sound recording. The resulting digital film will be ready for distribution ...

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