Memphis: A New Musical

Shubert Theatre
225 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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Needs a better leading man

He was creepy. strange vocal mannerisms and profusely sweaty, did not understand why anyone could be attracted to the character. The leading lady was very good, deserved a better partner.

Memphis

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!! Everthing about the show was great. Great Music, Great Dancing, upbeat at all times no low parts in the show. I would see it again without a doubt.

Memphis

I have been going to Broadway shows for a long time and I thought Memphis was terrific from start to finish. Great story and great music!

Great Show

Just looking for something to go to, and this turned out to be the surprise hit that the whole family loved. Historical musical fiction that gave my four kids a sense of race relations in more troubled times, but did it in a genuine way. i.e. The black guys arent the bad buys. The white guys arent the bad guys. Everyone has good and bad qualities that sometimes show forth in unhealthy ways for everyone. Very unique music that might go unnoticed. Traditional black, soulful harmonies paired with hick-hillbilly lead vocals combine to almost create a new genre that works very well and also complements the overall theme of the show, two very different racial groups with different expectations of each other and different customs, functioning together in order to accomplish something worthwhile, i.e. creating music. The play, fortunately in my view, isnt about some abstract concept like bringing peace to all races. Its about making music and how people can work together to do that.

Great Show

Just looking for something to go to, and this turned out to be the surprise hit that the whole family loved. Historical musical fiction that gave my four kids a sense of race relations in more troubled times, but did it in a genuine way. i.e. The black guys arent the bad buys. The white guys arent the bad guys. Everyone has good and bad qualities that sometimes show forth in unhealthy ways for everyone. Very unique music that might go unnoticed. Traditional black, soulful harmonies paired with hick-hillbilly lead vocals combine to almost create a new genre that works very well and also complements the overall theme of the show, two very different racial groups with different expectations of each other and different customs, functioning together in order to accomplish something worthwhile, i.e. creating music. The play, fortunately in my view, isnt about some abstract concept like bringing peace to all races. Its about making music and how people can work together to do that.

AWESOME

Classic, classy Broadway musical

What a great show! Music, cast, character relationships, set design, all come together to make this show one of my favorites for 2010!

definately not best musical!

i really did not like the story line,the set and the music was ok.it really should have not won best musical

Memphis

I was captivated from the moment the show started. The cast was beyond fantastic. I cried, I laughed, and longed for a happy ending for these star-crossed lovers. I have recommended this play to many of my friends and co-wokers. NOT TO BE MISSED

Alabama

I was captivated from the moment the show started. The cast was beyond fantastic. I cried, I laughed, and longed for a happy ending for these star-crossed lovers. I have recommended this play to many of my friends and co-wokers. NOT TO BE MISSED

Memphis is full of energy!

This musical is here to stay! The show starts strong and just keeps going with great music and dancing. Not to be missed!

Enjoyed despite the crowd

I went to see Memphis at a 2:00 showing and was not aware of the audience being mostly of children where I was sitting. For a brief moment I thought I wouldnt enjoy the show but I quickly changed my mind when the curtains went up and the ensemble started singing and dancing. I was moved by the voices of Felicia and Huey and also the love and history behind the play. I thoroughly recommend this play to anyone and hopefully I will also bring my students to see it soon!

Memphis

The city of Memphis can be very proud to have a show of this caleber named for it. The entire cast is surpurb.From opening curtain to the finale they are singing and dancing up a storm.The lead actors and supportig cast are fantastic. Can not understand why the show didnt receive more Tonys. Dont miss it.

Memphis Is Superb!

Superb! Original! A Feel Great Musical! Fantastic Acting by ALL! The cast of Memphis are all so talented,energetic, and theyve all got soul! Fabulous Music! A Broadway GEM! The music will live on...teens....up to 90s will love this one!

A SOLIDLY ENTERTAINING "MEMPHIS"

This is a show with a solid book, a very good score and remarkably fine work from its two leads. The show may be rough around the edges,but the high octaine production and infectious high spirits of theacting company make this the feel good show of the year. If you want a good time, this musical is for you.

A M A Z I N G

I saw this show twice in one weekend on my senior showcase trip to NY back in March. I have to disagree to the person below me. The show is VERY original. Based loosely on real people, EVERY song is New and Original and its not a typical jukebox musical. It has a very good written plot and has a lot of meaning and heart behind it. The choreography is breathtaking and I am still shocked it wasnt nominated for Best Choreography for the Tonys... Lots of high energy from the entire cast throughout and it leaves you wanting more and to come back! I highly recommend it to everyone.

Nothing new. Dull!

Its a mix between HAIRSPRAY and DREAMGIRLS. Frankly, its dull and the music is fair at best. There is nothing original about this show. Its a tourist trap. Avoid spending your money--see NEXT TO NORMAL next door instead.

Going to Memphis

Toatal Wow factor. Song and Dance. Evolution of characters as show progessed. Moved in seat to the vocals. Highly recommended if you want to see a show that will leave you feeling good. Nothing but praise. Cast, production, direction, orchestra and choreograher. Total WOW.

Loved it...this has so much SOUL!

I had know idea what this show was about when I received the tickets as a gift but I can tell you this show will be unforgetable...WOW! The music, the story, the cast make this show such a great musical! I recommend everyone to check this out you will grooving and dancing to this the whole night...LOVED IT!

Memphis

This was an excellent play. Cast and music was great!. I recommend this play to everyone!

Memphis

This was an excellent play!

W O W !!!!!!!!

Great show! At the first note, I knew I was going to have a great time. Dance, costume, music... Everything is there for to enjoy a great moment. For shure, its my number one show this year. And believe me I saw everything on Broadway so fare! Un excellent spectacle! Cest ? voir, autant pour la dance, la musique ou les costumes, vous allez passer un tr?s bon moment. Cest mon spectacle num?ro un cette saison!

JUST GO!!!!

When we saw Memphis EVERY number got a rousing ovation. This is a truly outstanding show. The entire cast is terrific!! If you love great theatre get your tickets NOW!!

Two more thumbs up

We saw a bunch of shows over Thanksgiving weekend, and Memphis was far and away the best new musical. I agree that it should be a strong Tony contender, and Montego Glover will emerge as a new Broadway star. She is fabulous, as is the whole cast. A great evening of theater.

Must See Memphis!

Memphis was fantastic! The show was packed with gifted actors, a beautiful stage setting, wonderful costumes, powerful vocals, dynamic dance numbers, an interesting, humorous storyline with likeable characters and songs that ranged from R&B to gospel. I highly recommend this one and would love to see it again. If this show doesnt win an award, Id be surprised. This one is definitely a must-see!

Must See! Fantastic!!

I saw it on Saturday night and it was wonderful. The music was great. It is one of those shows that moves you. If you have a chance to go, you will not regret it. It is an experience.

Wonderful

loved it!!!!!!

Wow!

I thought it was fantastic! The music was excellent, the dancing was spectacular, and it had a good story. I was frustrated and appalled by the way people were treated in the 50s in the south, but at the same time I wanted to cheer for Hueys character for trying to change it. It was definitely one of the best shows I have seen all year and for me it was one of those shows that you dont want to end. Chad Kimball was great as Huey and Montego Glover blew me away. She has an incredible voice and seeing her perform gave me goosebumps. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and I hope to see it again one day.

love this show

from the rise of the curtain .. till the final song...... undeniably a great show....I will see this again........ Music, dancing, acting.. cast.. it is a great show Sue, New Jersey

Memphis

Saw the show last night and I was thrilled with the energy, music, dancing, cast and story. We the US have come a long way since the 50s. It was the most successful theatre evenings I have had in a while. Bravo!

A must-see

One of the best shows I saw!! Congrats!

FANTASTIC-O

WOW! This is an absolutely wonderful musical that cannot be missed! You wont regret it, I promise!