Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Memphis

From 242 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

About the show

This musical tells the story of the beginnings of Rock n' Roll. It won four Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical. More…

A music-loving mixed-race couple struggles to survive during the early Civil Rights era in Memphis. What happens when a 1950's Memphis DJ with white listeners decides to play African-American music? Is Memphis ready for it? Is America? The story was inspired by the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and the music that became known as "rock 'n' roll".

2h 30m | Already closed | Shubert Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (242)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful
88
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Surprising

See it if Great show. Great Music. Surprisingly good. Absorbing. Relevant themes.

Don't see it if no reason not to.

87
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see an original musical that is light-hearted even as it deals with heavier content.

Don't see it if You are very much against the idea of interracial romance.

90
Original, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you're looking for an electrifying original musical with fantastic music and great choreography.

Don't see it if you aren't looking to see a play addressing racial issues.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Romantic

See it if you enjoy an original score with wonderful singing and spectacular dancing.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy productions with racial themes. A white DJ falls in love with a black singer and brings R&B to the mainstream.

88
Great music, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want a balanced show with numbers that are big, bold and fun combined with poignant ballads and a relevant message

Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to give this show a chance. I went into it not knowing very much about it and was pleasantly surprised.

86
Original, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy original musical with early rock 'n roll music & dance.

Don't see it if you do not like stories based on history or early rock 'n roll music.

78
Cliched, Great acting, Ambitious, Great music

See it if you like examinations of race and music

Don't see it if you’re tired of the White Guy Fixes Racism trope.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like an entertaining musical with great dance numbers, and a surprisingly meaningful book

Don't see it if you are not interested in original musicals, or do not enjoy shows that have race themes.

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to see beautiful acting, singing, casting, costumes. So beautiful...

Don't see it if you don't like swing dancing style.

Also I loved "Memphis". It was a refreshing experience. Pro dancing, very e... Read more Read less

80
Exciting, Moving, Great music

See it if it's still streaming on Netflix. Or buy the DVD. It's really good. Maybe put on the subtitles and do a sing/dance-along. Also invite me.

Don't see it if you're planning to vote for Trump. This show will probably just piss you off.

80
Broadway: won 5 tony awards, Montego glover ('felicia') & chad kimball ('huey'), Entertaining, Relevant, Underground clubs of the segregated 1950s

See it if I am so happy I saw this with the Orig. cast (2009) even though the show ran w/ replacements till 2012. Some casts have a magic & this DID!!

Don't see it if If U want your historical musical to contain "actual" songs from the era then U may have 2 skip it (go c MOTOWN), or racism is an issue 4u??

95
Absorbing, Great writing, Original, Riveting, Masterful

See it if If you love great stories with twisted endings, a great score, big voices, and an ensemble that makes your heart race just watching them;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something edgy or even campy; If you're a fan of only classical shows;

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You can find a revival of it. It's such a good show that you are bound to leave the theater pleased.

Don't see it if You despise Rock n' Roll.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to see an excellent musical, with Broadway caliber production values. Good score, passionate performances, energetic dancing.

Don't see it if you prefer mindless pure entertainment musicals.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing

See it if you are looking for kickass singing

Don't see it if you are looking for a light and easy show

68
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant, Slow

See it if If you want good music with good performances.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see a knockoff of Hairspray.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a entertaining and fun musical that addresses race relations and the power of music.

Don't see it if You are expecting a deep dive into racism.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy shows built to represent a time in history

Don't see it if You dont like modern musicals

90
Entertaining, Original

See it if want to see something fun and entertaining

Don't see it if you aren't into this type of music

88
Entertaining, Catchy music, Great singing

See it if you like 1950s-style music.

Don't see it if you're looking for a particularly unique plot. It's not a bad show, but it's not especially innovative.

85
Entertaining, Romantic, Resonant

See it if You love great dancing and great music from the head of the Rock and Roll era. Tells the story of a man who connects with music all his own.

Don't see it if You don't like soul music. If you enjoy classical musical theatre, then this show is not for you.

90
Entertaining, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing

See it if You love rock and roll. It's original and fun

Don't see it if This kind of music isn't your thing.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if Great music that's fun. Leading actress was amazing.

Don't see it if If you like a show that has an ending.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Relevant

See it if you love high energy, entertaining musicals with a message of open-mindedness

Don't see it if you prefer a straight play or experimental theatre.

76
Absorbing, Entertaining, Interesting, Original, Great singing

See it if you enjoy rock music

Don't see it if you don't enjoy history


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