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Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Thanks in part to his passionate persistence, "race" music reaches the center of the radio dial, quickly exploding throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for a beautiful black singer he has set on the path to stardom, whether the world is really ready for this music, and their love, is put to the test.

Memphis was chosen as one of the Best Shows of 2009 by the editors of! Read More

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Aug. 5, 2012.

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About Memphis on Broadway

Previews: Sep 23, 2009 • Opening: Oct 19, 2009 • Closing: Aug 5, 2012
Broadway Musicals Award Winning
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Shubert Theatre Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Assistive listening, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio devices available on all theater levels, free of charge. Photo ID is required.
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seating is available. There are no steps from the sidewalk to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
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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.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"The biggest hit on Broadway this year or any other year! See it even if you have to bribe somebody to get tickets."

WOR Radio

David Richardson

"I guarantee you a rambunctious good time!"


John Simon

"The sensuous, soulful sound of rhythm 'n' blues hits the audience right from the start of [this] exhilarating new musical now shaking Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Take a deep breath as the curtain rises because the exuberance doesn't stop."

Associated Press

Michael Kuchwara

"Don't hesitate before booking a ticket to 'Memphis'... Joyfully entertaining in musical and theatrical terms. The show could well turn out to be a surprise hit."

Hollywood Reporter

Frank Scheck

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Huey Calhoun
Felicia Farrell
Gladys Calhoun
John Jellison
Mr. Simmons


Book and Lyrics
Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics
David Bryan
Christopher Ashley
Sergio Trujillo
Set Designer
David Gallo
Costume Designer
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Daryl Waters and David Bryan
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