Update 10/18/11 MEMPHIS in Memphis!
As many know, Memphis the Musical is kicking off their international tour right here in Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre. Last Saturday, I saw the performance and it’s a must see for all Memphians. The story is familiar, the music is terrific and Memphis is front and center. This is another great thing going on in Memphis.
The Orpheum has a special offer for students and teachers this Thursday, October 20, called Student Rush. For both the 2:00pm matinee and the 730pm evening performance, students and teachers can buy a ticket for $25 cash. And bring a parent, friend or spouse….they also get a $25 ticket. You just have to show a student ID and bring the cash for admission. You can get more information at www.orpheum-memphis.com
10/20/09 Memphis starring Montego Glover and Chad Kimball opened on Broadway last night at the Shubert Theatre with the Peabody Ducks walking the red carpet. Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau along with others are partners in the Broadway production of Memphis.
Some of the people in attendance at the October 19th opening were David Bryan (writer), Joe DiPietro (writer), Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, Patrick Wilson, Judith Light, John Glover, Gina Gershon, David Johansen, Will Chase, Patrick & Gina Neely, Jill Zarin, Steve West, Michael Urie, Harriett Harris, Freddie Jackson, and Danny Aiello. Check out the pictures from the opening night here and here and here.
On the backdrop in these pictures is the 901 logo with the Memphis and Memphis CVB logos. In case you are curious, 901 Tequila is Justin Timberlake’s brand. The number 901 represents the Memphis area code, which is Justin Timberlake’s the hometown.
Follow this link to The New York Times review of Memphis.