Broadway Musical Memphis Released for Free Streaming Worldwide

Broadway Musical Memphis Released for Free Streaming Worldwide

Broadway’s 2010 Best Musical winner, "Memphis," which garnered four Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Orchestrations, is now available to stream globally for free.

The musical was filmed by Broadway Worldwide at New York's Shubert Theatre, featuring the majority of the show's original Broadway cast, including Chad Kimball (Come From Away) as Huey, Montego Glover (Hamilton) as Felicia, and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin the Musical) as Bobby.

The capture was produced for the "Direct from Broadway" series, which documented several Broadway musicals over the years, such as Jekyll and HydePutting it Together, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Unlike those shows, Memphis was released in movie theaters while 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 (Diana the Musical), Memphis is now streaming globally for free through Streamstak's "Broadway at Home" channel. To stream the show, visit Broadway at Home's page and select "Memphis" from the side-scrolling selections.

You can watch the channel online or through most streaming devices like Chromecast and Apple TV. The musical is also available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray 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."