Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Memphis in the Meantime: Tony Winner Now Playing at TPAC

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Nashville may be known as Music City U.S.A., but it's no secret that Tennessee's other music capital played a critical role in the development of R&B, gospel, rock and even country. That legacy provides the foundation for Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, which arrives in Nashville through Nov. 20 via the national touring company.

With a book and lyrics by veteran playwright Joe DiPietro and music by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, Memphis tells the tale of Beale Street's underground clubs in the segregated 1950s, where a young white disc jockey named Huey Calhoun falls in love — with an ambitious African-American singer, and with rock 'n' roll in general.

Read the rest of the preview here.

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