Memphis is based on a concept by George W. George and features book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, direction by Christopher Ashley, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
The disc is being produced by Delray Records -- which is also the name of the record label in Memphis, and which was created in the real world in order to produce the musical's cast recording. This special edition will feature a bonus track of "Memphis Lives in Me" performed by composer Bryan. The cast of Memphis recorded the album at Avatar Studios on Monday, November 16. Nationwide distribution details will be available shortly.
Set in the segregated South of the 1950s, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon (Chad Kimball), who falls in love with both rock & roll and an electrifying black singer named Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover).
The cast also includes Derrick Baskin (Gator), J. Bernard Calloway (Delray Jones), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons), and Cass Morgan (Gladys Calhoun). The company also includes Jennifer Allen, Brad Bass, Tracee Beazer, Kevin Covert, Hillary Elk, Dionne Figgins, Rhett George, John Jellison, Sydney Morton, Vivian Nixon, John Eric Parker, Jermaine R. Rembert, LaQuet Sharnell, Ephraim Sykes, Cary Tedder, Danny Tidwell, Daniel J. Watts, Katie Webber, Charlie Williams, and Dan'yelle Williamson.For more information, visit www.memphisthemusical.com.