Best Musical Winner MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally June 5

Best Musical Winner MEMPHIS Streams Free Globally June 5

Missed the chance to stream the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis? BOD's "Broadway at Home" initiative streams the Broadway musical for free this month, filmed live in New York's Shubert Theatre.

The musical won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2010, with the live capture featuring some of the show's original Broadway cast - Chad Kimball as Huey, Montego Glover as Felicia, and James Monroe Iglehart as Bobby.

The capture was produced by Broadway Worldwide (Jekyll and HydePutting it TogetherSmokey Joe's Cafe) and filmed live at the historic Shubert Theatre while it was simultaneously playing on Broadway. It 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.

Featuring a rock ‘n’ roll score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan (The Toxic Avenger, Diana the Musical), Memphis will be streaming globally for free on June 5th 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."