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Memphis

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Theater
Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 30mins
1 Intermission
Audience
Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.
Important Dates
On Sale
Aug 24, 2009
Preview
Sep 23, 2009
Opening
Oct 19, 2009
Closing
Aug 05, 2012
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OverviewStory

Story

Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.