From the press release:
“Presented by NCM Fathom and Broadway Worldwide, MEMPHIS was captured live in performance at Broadway’s renowned Shubert Theatre in New York City, and will be broadcast to more than 530 movie theaters nationwide…
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.”
Outside of a recent evening spent at the Spider-Man musical I haven’t really been keeping up on my show tunes so I see these screenings as a great opportunity to get acquainted with this 2010 Tony Award winner. And at a fraction of the Broadway ticket price.
Philadelphia-area screening info:
THU April 28, 7:30 PM : UA Riverview Plaza 17; Rave University City 6
SAT April 30, 7:30 PM : UA Riverview Plaza 17
SUN May 1, 12:30 PM : UA Riverview Plaza 17; Rave University City 6
TUE May 3, 7:30 PM : UA Riverview Plaza 17; Rave University City 6
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.