Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Memphis is coming to Memphis
It is official: the new musical Memphis will launch its national tour at The Orpheum Theatre! This is exciting news for both The Orpheum and the city of Memphis!
The producers of the hit Broadway Musical Memphis announced today that the critically acclaimed production will launch its U.S. national tour in Memphis in October of 2011.
"On behalf of my producing partners, I am thrilled to announce that the national tour of Memphis will begin at the Orpheum. We couldn't be more excited to be kicking off the tour with our friends at the Orpheum," said Sue Frost, a producer of the show.
"This is a huge coup for Memphis!" said Pat Halloran, President and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre. "This is the first time a national tour or a Broadway show has been mounted in Memphis. In addition to the enormous economic impact, this project will provide our community yet another opportunity to take pride in our rich heritage and significant place in American music history."
Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. For more information visit http://www.memphisthemusical.com/