Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Memphis

From 245 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 (245)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you Want to see one of broadways best musicals. Great story, great dancing, great acting and by far best contemporary broadway music.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

100
Enchanting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You love period musicals about the struggle for racial equality with powerful music

Don't see it if You hate wonderful things

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Delightful, Overrated

See it if you want to hear the music.

Don't see it if you want excellent writing.

74
Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You appreciate good singing and a pretty standard representation of what broadway is about.

Don't see it if The topic of race relations in the 60s is uncomfortable for you.

100
Entertaining, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if Even though this production is closed if it ever came back to broadway, its a must see brilliant acting singing and dancing.

Don't see it if your not ready to dance in your seat all night and still be even after you leave the show.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Profound, Great singing

See it if great music, a good story of the history of music, great singers, everything is about music

Don't see it if you want something funny, or you simply wanna see a play without music.

99
Great acting, Great staging, Great choreography, Great scenery, Great singing

See it if You love musicals, great acting, singing and choreography

Don't see it if You don't like musicls

77
Clever, Entertaining, Original

See it if Jukebox-style musicals, stories of racial justice.

Don't see it if You don't like poppy upbeat-type musical theatre.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Masterful, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like "Black music" of the 50's and are ready to follow an exciting love story along with the cilil rights struggle.

Don't see it if Don't like that kind of music.

90
Original, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a good time and learn about the mix of races in the industry. Pure genius.

Don't see it if You're racist.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like musicals that are relating to historical events, like great songs, and like to easily get pulled into the story

Don't see it if You don't like historical events, this styling of songs, or catchy tunes

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound

See it if You enjoy great music with a great true story.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the subject of race or always needs the happy ending.

92
Great acting, Great singing

See it if I mean, just see it. It was so compelling. The acting, the music, everything was spot on.

Don't see it if you don't like the music. It's so integral.

88
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You care about profound issues and love great music and talent

Don't see it if You don't like anything

90
Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining, Relevant, Riveting

See it if If you want to know about the history of music and how it impacts the way people are perceived​.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy rock.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Romantic, Intense

See it if You like thoughtful stories with an historical perspective

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with mixed race relationships

78
Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the early days of rock and roll, or if you appreciate a good story that triumphs over adversity and/or racial divides.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy this type of music or that period in musical history.

95
Great singing, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories based on historical time periods and the struggles people went through to encourage change.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy 1950s R&B music

75
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love entertaining music that explore stories of great music and culture in America.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are darker and more dramatic.

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing, Historical, Delightful

See it if Great look back at music and the 1950's,. Interesting to music from that era and the way the world was regarding racial inequality

Don't see it if you don't like that kind of music

93
Entertaining, Edgy, Original, Profound, Great singing

See it if You like history, black history, romance, rock music, Blues

Don't see it if You don't like true-life stories

62
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you like seeing a rags-to riches-to rags again story

Don't see it if you want something fast paced and lively

86
Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want a traditional broadway feel with a modern show. It is fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy or a drama. It falls somewhere in the middle.

75
Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like the blues, a good story, and an a great bi-racial love story during the 60s.

Don't see it if You don't like the blues.

85
Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Great singing

See it if Love good music, care about civil rights, are romantic

Don't see it if You are racist, don't care about real rock & roll


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