Memphis! Spectacular Memphis
***** (five stars)
Reviewed by Richard DiMaggio
You had no idea what to expect. You got more than you bargained for. Race and Romance back in “the day” in Memphis was always a potent combination, and Memphis brought both together in a theatrical performance that left many people leaving Proctors overheard saying, “One of the best plays I’ve ever seen.” Read all about it:
Indeed, it was.
Memphis is a fairly new play. It opened on Broadway in 2009, and won the Tony for Best Musical one year later. It is based on a DJ by the name of Dewey Phillips, who was one of the first white DJs to play black music back in the 1950′s.