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Adam Pascal & Montego Glover Show Big Love on Their Last Day in Memphis!

Adam Pascal & Montego Glover Show Big Love on Their Last Day in Memphis!

It looks like Huey and Felicia have nothing but love for Memphis! Show stars Adam Pascal and Montego Glover had smiles a mile wide on August 5, when the musical played its final Broadway performance at the Shubert Theatre. The cast of the Tony-winning tuner celebrated 1,166 performances of the star-crossed love story between singer Felicia Farrell and deejay ...

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Memphis Lives Forever! Tonner Doll Company to Release Felicia & Huey Dolls

Memphis Lives Forever! Tonner Doll Company to Release Felicia & Huey Dolls

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 ...

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David Bryan Looks Back With Love at Memphis and Reveals How Bon Jovi Prepped Him for Broadway

David Bryan Looks Back With Love at Memphis and Reveals How Bon Jovi Prepped Him for Broadway

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As Memphis heads toward a closing date of August 5, Broadway.com decided to check in with Tony-winning composer and orchestrator David Bryan for his reflections on the musical’s three-year Broadway run. Long before making his theatrical debut, Bryan had achieved worldwide fame as the keyboard player of Bon Jovi—having turned down a spot studying classical piano ...

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Tony-Winning Musical Memphis Recoups Broadway Investment

Tony-Winning Musical Memphis Recoups Broadway Investment

The Tony-winning musical Memphis will recoup its initial $12 million investment on August 5, 2012, when the show plays its final Broadway performance at the Shubert Theatre. 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. In ...

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Memphis Composer David Bryan Gives a Musical Gift to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Memphis Composer David Bryan Gives a Musical Gift to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Music is the gift that keeps on giving. With that sentiment in mind, three-time Tony Award-winning Memphis composer and Bon Jovi rock star David Bryan headed to Washington, D.C. on July 23 to present a nine foot Steinway concert grand piano to the State Department’s collection as a symbol of the importance of music to our country. On hand ...

Memphis Composer David Bryan Makes a Special Presentation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Memphis Composer David Bryan Makes a Special Presentation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Memphis composer David Bryan knows how to give back: The Bon Jovi rocker and Tony Award winner donated a Steinway grand piano to the State Department in Washington, DC in a gala ceremony held on July 23. On hand to accept this generous gift was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who introduced special performances by Broadway's Kevin Massey (singing “Music ...

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New York Yankee Greats David Wells and David Cone Take in the Grand Slam Musical Memphis

New York Yankee Greats David Wells and David Cone Take in the Grand Slam Musical Memphis
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From stealing bases to stealing rock ‘n’ roll, it was a great night for baseball fans and theater fans when retired New York Yankees David Wells and David Cone dropped by the Shubert Theatre on June 27 to take in the Tony-winning musical Memphis. The two ballplayers (who became legendary for pitching perfect games) rocked out to the soulful score ...

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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Taye Diggs Heads to Memphis to Cheer on Rent Pal Adam Pascal

Taye Diggs Heads to Memphis to Cheer on Rent Pal Adam Pascal

It was a lucky day for any Rent fans in the Shubert Theatre audience on May 24, when original cast member Taye Diggs stopped by to see his former co-star Adam Pascal burning up the stage as Huey Calhoun in Memphis. After the show, Pascal, who originated the role of Roger in Rent, was thrilled to catch up with his ...

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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’t resist ...

Rent Stars Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal Plan Concert at Highline Ballroom

Rent Stars Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal Plan Concert at Highline Ballroom

Original Rent stars Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal are joining forces for a one-night concert event at Highline Ballroom in New York City on April 13. The show will feature Pascal's re-imagined renditions of Broadway songs like "Maria," "Sunday," and "What I Did For Love," as well as Rapp performing rock classics like "Creep" and "Losing My ...

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Anthony Rapp on His Rent Co-Star Adam Pascal's Star Turn in Memphis: 'He's Kind of a Goofball'

Anthony Rapp on His Rent Co-Star Adam Pascal's Star Turn in Memphis: 'He's Kind of a Goofball'

Anthony Rapp was one of many familiar faces who turned up to support Adam Pascal at Memphis’ 1,000th Broadway performance. After the curtain came down, Broadway.com asked Rapp what he thought of his Rent co-star’s performance as wacky DJ Huey Calhoun in the Tony-winning musical.

“I’m very, very, very, very, very proud,” said Rapp. “I’ve known that ...

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Adam Pascal, Montego Glover & Co. Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances of Memphis

Adam Pascal, Montego Glover & Co. Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances of Memphis

The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis celebrated its 1,000 performance on Broadway on March 14 at the Shubert Theatre. That's awhole lot of Hockadoos! After the show’s evening performance, stars Adam Pascal and Montego Glover joined the Memphis company and many well-wishers for a big celebration at 48 Lounge. Broadway.com brings you inside the Memphis bash as we hear ...

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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 ...

Memphis Stars Montego Glover and Adam Pascal Celebrate 1,000 Performances in a Bed of Roses

Memphis Stars Montego Glover and Adam Pascal Celebrate 1,000 Performances in a Bed of Roses

Everything is coming up roses for Montego Glover and Adam Pascal! In honor of the show's 1,000th performance, the stars of the Tony-winning Memphis were surprised with 1,000 absolutely gorgeous red roses by VIP supporter Francoise-Henry Bennahmias, president of Audemars Piguet North American Division, on March 14. The rock 'n' roll musical, set in the smoky halls ...

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Broadway-Bound Estelle Parsons Shows Adam Pascal & Montego Glover Big Love Backstage at Memphis

Broadway-Bound Estelle Parsons Shows Adam Pascal & Montego Glover Big Love Backstage at Memphis
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Four-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons knows how to make a busy schedule work. Currently rehearsing for her role as Millicent Winter (the mother of Matthew Broderick’s character) in the forthcoming musical Nice Work if You Can Get It, the legendary actress makes time to enjoy the best of what Broadway has to offer. On February 25, Parsons got a warm ...

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.

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Adam Pascal Reflects on Rent, Memphis and the Roles in Between

Adam Pascal Reflects on Rent, Memphis and the Roles in Between

When your first professional job becomes a career-defining smash hit, where do you go from there? In the case of Adam Pascal, who created the role of Roger in Rent at age 25, the answer has been an adventurous mix of musicals that take advantage of his distinctive bluesy voice and magnetic stage presence. Now giving an utterly charming star ...

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Squigs Soulfully Sketches the Big Love of Adam Pascal and Montego Glover in Memphis

Squigs Soulfully Sketches the Big Love of Adam Pascal and Montego Glover in Memphis

Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a trip South in the racially charged 1950s to groove to the bluesy sounds of Memphis, where love and music dare to cross color lines. In this emotional sketch, Squigs captures the pivotal moment Felicia (Montego Glover), a black aspiring singer, gets her big break delivering “Someday” over the airwaves at the ...

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Christopher Jackson Shows Off His Sesame Street Cred and Autographed Baseball Backstage at Memphis

Christopher Jackson Shows Off His Sesame Street Cred and Autographed Baseball Backstage at Memphis

As Delray, the owner of an underground African-American rock 'n' roll bar, Memphis’ Christopher Jackson knows how to get the party started. Thus, it’s no surprise the actor keeps the ball rolling and the energy up backstage at the Shubert Theatre. The performer invited Broadway.com into his dressing room and confessed he’d be sporting baseball cleats in the ...

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Covered in Rose Petals, Memphis’ Montego Glover Reveals Her V-Day Fantasy

Covered in Rose Petals, Memphis’ Montego Glover Reveals Her V-Day Fantasy

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

MONTEGO GLOVER (Felicia Farrell in Memphis)

What is your happiest Valentine's Day memory?
Oleta Adams is one of ...

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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Shows Big Love to Adam Pascal Backstage at Memphis

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Shows Big Love to Adam Pascal Backstage at Memphis

As the founding father of the punk-rock new-wave band Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh knows how to whip it good when a good time turns around. So it’s no surprise that the rocker felt right at home backstage at the Shubert Theatre as he let the good times roll with Memphis’s leading man Adam Pascal on December 22. Mothersbaugh felt a ...

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Memphis Star Montego Glover Vows to Hit the Gym in 2012

Memphis Star Montego Glover Vows to Hit the Gym in 2012

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2012. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

MONTEGO GLOVER (Felicia Farrell in Memphis)

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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 February 28.  ...

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Original Cast Member Cass Morgan Headed Back to Memphis

Original Cast Member Cass Morgan Headed Back to Memphis

Original cast member Cass Morgan is headed back to the Broadway company of Memphis as Mama for a two-month run beginning December 15. Nancy Opel will take a leave of absence from the production after the December 11 performance to appear in David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s The Toxic Avenger at Houston’s Alley Theater. Opel is expected to return to ...

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