Memphis - National Tour

The Tony Award-winning musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.

Joey Elrose and Jasmin Richardson to Star in the Memphis National Tour

Turn up that dial, because there’s a new cast of Memphis heading across the country. Joey Elrose and Jasmin Richardson will star as Huey and Felicia, respectively. The new tour of the Tony-winning musical will kick off at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI on October 15 where it will play through October 20. The tour is scheduled to play Austin, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans and more.

Elrose’s has toured in Rock of Ages and Grease, performing regionally in Rent, The Pajama Game and Babes in Toyland. Richardson appeared on tour in Dreamgirls, regionally in The Drowsy Chaperone and on Disney, Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Elrose and Richardson are joined by a cast that features RaMond Thomas as Delray, Jerrial T. Young as Bobby, Avionce Hoyles as Gator, Pat Sibley as Mama and D. Scott Withers as Mr. Simmons. The ensemble will include Keely Beirne, Oyoyo Joi Bonner, Taylor Broadard, Sidney DuPont, Kenny Francouer, Laurie Elizabeth Gardner, Daniel S.Hines, Kyshawn K. Lane, JT McKenzie, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Jonathan Ragsdale, Jonas Shumpert, Eddie Urish, Erika Conaway and Jose Gonzalez.

Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the rollicking story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Thanks in part to his passionate persistence, "race" music explodes throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for a beautiful black singer he has set on the path to stardom, whether the world is really ready for this music, and their love, is put to the test.

Memphis features a score by the Tony-winning team of David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. Adam Arian will recreate Tony nominee Christopher Ashley’s direction and Jermaine Rembert will recreate Sergio Trujillo’s choreography, seen in the original Broadway production.

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