News & Headlines
March 18 2011
MEMPHIS COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR FOUR SHOWINGS ONLY
Charlotte, NC – MEMPHIS, Broadway’s current Tony Award® winning Best Musical, is hitting big screens nationwide for an exclusive four-night run on Thursday, April 28; Saturday, April 30; and Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee on Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Charlotte’s participating movie theaters are Concord Mills 24 with IMAX (8421 Concord Mills Boulevard) and Stonecrest 22 at Piper Glen with IMAX (7824 Rea Road).
Tickets for MEMPHIS, the filmed version, are available at participating theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, prices and additional information including cast photos and other details visit the NCM Fathom website.
The live stage version of MEMPHIS is part of Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2011-12 Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series, coming January 3-8 to Ovens Auditorium. Tickets are only available through a season subscription. Visit BlumenthalArts.org/Broadway for more information.
Presented by NCM Fathom and Broadway Worldwide, MEMPHIS was captured live in performance at Broadway’s renowned Shubert Theatre in New York City, and will be broadcast to more than 530 movie theaters nationwide through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Broadway Worldwide’s production team is led by founder and executive producer Bruce Brandwen, Emmy Award®-winning director Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live, CBS’ The Early Show, Survivor) and Grammy® and Emmy®-winning sound producer Matt Kaplowitz (Ghandi, PBS’ To Bear Witness).
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). 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.
“We are absolutely thrilled to share the story of MEMPHIS and its Broadway experience with audiences nationwide,” said MEMPHIS producer Sue Frost. “It’s an extraordinary opportunity for all of us involved with the production, and we can’t wait for Broadway lovers across America to see it on the big screen!”
MEMPHIS features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music and lyrics composed by David Bryan, Grammy Award®-winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Directed by Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), the all-star cast features Tony® nominee Chad Kimball, Tony® nominee Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Tony® nominee Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan.