Memphis The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre

MEMPHIS Cast Recording released and Beverley Knight extends contract

Memphis Beverley Knight
MEMPHIS Beverley Knight (Felicia Farrell). Photo credit Johan Persson

Producers of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, are delighted to announce that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records.

The Original London Cast Album is produced by First Night Records and Grammy® Award-winning David Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a founding member of Bon Jovi, wrote the original score to MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL with Joe DiPietro who wrote the book.

Queen of British Soul, Beverley Knight who stars as ‘Felicia Farrell’ alongside Killian Donnelly as ‘Huey Calhoun’, has also announced that she will be extending her run in MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL until July 2015. The production, which is currently nominated for ten publicly-voted WhatsOnStage Awards, continues to book through to 31 October 2015.

Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to huge audience and critical acclaim in October last year, MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End’s newest hit show.

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.

The original London cast, led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell’ and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’, with Rolan Bell as ‘Delray’, Tyrone Huntley as ‘Gator’, Claire Machin as ‘Gladys’, Jason Pennycooke as ‘Bobby’ and Mark Roper as ‘Mr. Simmons’, includes Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, and Alex Thomas.

Directed by Christopher Ashley and with Choreography by Sergio Trujillo, MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has Scenic Design by David Gallo, Costume Design by Paul Tazewell, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by the Olivier Award-winning Gareth Owen and Musical Direction by Tim Sutton.

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL is produced in London by Junkyard Dog Productions, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Barbara Freitag, Joseph Smith and John Brant.

Memphis The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8DP

Booking From: 9th October 2014
Booking Until: 31st October 2015

Evenings: Monday to Saturdays 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 11+

Tuesday 27th January 2015

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