Memphis saunters into the Kennedy Center

Posted by Randy Shulman
June 13, 2012 1:35 PM |
Memphis

The four-time Tony-winning musical Memphis, with a book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a score by David Bryan (a founding member of Bon Jovi), is a fairly typical tale about a white radio DJ in the segregated 1950s who faces public outrage for playing "black" music and for trying to help a black club singer break through to the mainstream. But the show is ultimately successful because of the power of that story, and the power of its music -- not to mention Sergio Trujillo's dazzling choreography. To July 1. Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets are $39 to $115. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.

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