The film of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring its original Tony Award-nominated stars Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, is released on Blu-ray, DVD and via digital download Jan. 24.
The 131-minute film features the original Broadway cast, including Tony Award nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover. Memphis was filmed in front of live audiences at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.
On DVD, the musical about an interracial love affair in the 1950s segregated South stars Tony Award nominees Kimball and Glover as a DJ and his muse, respectively. Bon Jovi songwriter and band member David Bryan and Joe DiPietro penned the score to Memphis, which is flavored with gospel, R&B, rock and soul sounds. The film captures the original Broadway cast.
Songs in the production are "Underground," "The Music of My Soul," "Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss," "Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night," "Make Me Stronger," "Colored Women," "Someday," "She's My Sister," "Radio," "Say a Prayer," "Big Love," "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Stand Up," "Change Don't Come Easy," "Memphis Lives in Me" and "Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll."
Memphis opened on Broadway Oct. 19, 2009, at the Shubert Theatre under the direction of Christopher Ashley. Broadway previews began Sept. 23, 2009. A national tour will launch in the fall.