Memphis: The Original Broadway Production (DVD)
Memphis the Broadway musical was filmed live over five performances at the Shubert Theatre January 18th - 21st 2011, utilizing multiple high definition cameras and 96 tracks of sound recording.
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball, Tony nominee for Best Male Lead in a musical) fell in love with everything he shouldn t: rock n roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover, Tony nominee for Best Female Lead in a musical). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Also starring Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan.
Enthusiastic interviews with the creators and cast, and a fascinating explanation of how the show was recorded and shot for distribution." --AV Club January 2012
"OK, time to stop kicking yourself that you didn t catch composer (and Bon Jovi keyboardist) David Bryan s 2010 Tony Award winner for best musical when it was tested out at Beverly's North Shore Music Theatre several years back. This definitive presentation was recorded live on Broadway at a series of performances last January and features Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover at their boogie-down best." --Boston Globe January 2012
"In case you don t have a trip to New York on your schedule, and missed the brief theatrical run, you can now see the theatrical version on DVD, courtesy of Shout! Factory. It's well worth your while, not only for fans of musical theatre, but also for those interested in the art of recording live performances." --Popmatters.com January 2012