Broadway Musical MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally March 20

Broadway Musical MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally March 20

Broadway’s smash hit musical Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Orchestrations, will stream globally for free on March 20th, 2023.

Featuring the original Broadway cast, including Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, and James Monroe Iglehart, Memphis was filmed live on stage in 2010 at the historic Shubert Theatre while simultaneously playing on Broadway.

The production was captured by Broadway Worldwide (Jekyll and Hyde, Putting it Together, Smokey Joe's Cafe) led by executive producer Bruce Brandwen, with five-time Emmy-winning director Don Roy King and Grammy-winning sound producer Matt Kaplowitz.



Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover).

The musical is filled with high-octane dancing and a rock ‘n’ roll score by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan (The Toxic Avenger, Diana the Musical).

Memphis will be streaming globally for free on March 20 through "Broadway at Home" for a limited period of 24 hours (the musical will be streaming back to back starting at 1:30 AM ET). The channel can be watched online and through most streaming devices such as Chromecast and Apple TV.



The Broadway production of Memphis was the big musical winner of the 2010 Tony Awards, winning four awards including Best Musical. The live capture of the musical was released to cinemas across the US in 2011 and later appeared on PBS while the show was still playing at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.

If you've missed the free stream, Memphis is now available to purchase on DVD & Blu-ray, released in 2011 by Shout! Factory, in association with Broadway Worldwide.

The musical has a score by David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book. Direction is by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo, (Jersey Boys).

In his review for Variety, David Rooney said: "A talented cast, stirring vocals, athletic dance numbers and vigorous direction supply crowd-pleasing elements in the lively new musical, “Memphis,” as evidenced by the waves of appreciation coming off the audience. But there’s also a nagging predictability to this story of a white DJ who brings rockin’ rhythm and blues from black Beale Street to the mainstream in 1950s Tennessee. The show is entertaining but synthetic, its telepic plotting restitching familiar threads from “Hairspray” and “Dreamgirls,” while covering fictitious ground adjacent to that of recent biopic “Cadillac Records.”"