Memphis is a musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. The concept for Memphis was developed by the late theater producer George W. George.
Memphis musical is inspired by the Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips story also known as Daddy-O. Dewey Phillips is rock ‘n’ roll’s pioneering disk jockeys and one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.
Phillips has a very interesting personality. He had a keen ear for music, a speed-crazed on air persona with a frantic delivery and entertaining sense of humor.
He was the first DJ to broadcast the young Elvis Presley’s debut record, “That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky” (Sun 209), and got Presley to reveal his race in an interview by asking which high school the 19-year-old singer attended.
Memphis is a multi awarded production which was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and Theatre Works in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009.
Memphis also received numerous positive reviews. The Memphis national tour began last October 2011at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee.
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
Audience: May be inappropriate for 9 and under. (The show includes a depiction of violence against one of the lead characters.)
You can purchase Memphis Tickets at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater for the July run now. We stock La Cage Aux Folles as well as all other Pantages Theater shows including, Million Dollar Quartet , Book of Mormon and Billy Elliot.