Broadway Musical MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally May 15

Broadway Musical MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally May 15

Missed the chance to stream the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis for free last month? Don't worry, viewers around the world now have another opportunity to watch it for free. The show, which won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, will be globally streamed for free on May 15, 2023.

The live capture of the original Broadway cast, featuring Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, and James Monroe Iglehart, was produced by Broadway Worldwide (Jekyll and HydePutting it TogetherSmokey Joe's Cafe) and filmed live in 2010 at the historic Shubert Theatre while it was simultaneously playing on Broadway.

The capture was directed by five-time Emmy-winning director Don Roy King, filmed by Bruce Brandwen, and produced by Grammy-winning sound producer Matt Kaplowitz.



Memphis is set in the segregated 1950s, in smoky halls and underground clubs, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) falls in love with rock and roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), everything he shouldn't.

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 May 15 through "Broadway at Home" for a limited period of 24 hours, with back-to-back streaming starting at 3:30 AM ET.

You can watch the channel online or through most streaming devices like Chromecast and Apple TV. If you miss the free stream, you can still purchase the DVD and Blu-ray of Memphis from Shout! Factory, as it was released on home media in 2011 in collaboration with Broadway Worldwide.



The musical has a score by David Bryan, lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also penned the book. Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) directed it, while Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) choreographed it.

In her review for The New York Post, Elisabeth Vincentelli said: "Memphis isn't out to revolutionize musical theater, but its embrace of old-fashioned pleasures is immensely gratifying. Nowhere is this approach more obvious than in the emotionally charged "Colored Woman." Alone in the spotlight, Glover simultaneously lifts up the show and stops it dead in its tracks. Of such thrills, Broadway is made."