• Our critic's rating:
    October 1, 2009


    Cast 19 Oct 2009: Chad Kimball (Huey)

    Cast 19 Oct 2009: Montego Glover (Felicia)

    Cast 19 Oct 2009: J. Bernard Calloway (Delray) and Montego Glover (Felicia)

    What the popular press said...

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD for NEW YORK TIMES says, "Barely generates enough heat to warp a vinyl record"

    JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "It's entertaining and blasts you out the door humming, bopping and happy as all, well, Hockadoo."

    ELISABETH VINCENTELLI for NEW YORK POST says, "A zippy, exuberant musical"

    JOHN SIMON for BLOOMBERG says, "Arrives triumphant."

    ELYSA GARDNER for USA TODAY says, "Let's hope they [cast] all have equal opportunity to find gigs more deserving of their gifts."

    LINDA WINER for NEWSDAY says, "The best black musical written by white guys since 'Dreamgirls."

    DAVID SHEWARD for BACK STAGE says, "Though its brain may be a bit simple, "Memphis" has its heart and soul in the right place."

    ROBERT FELDBERG for THE RECORD says, "A high-flying start ... a drab ending"

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA for ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Take a deep breath as the curtain rises because the exuberance doesn't stop" & "is as ambitious as it is entertaining."

    DAVID ROONEY for VARIETY says, "The show is entertaining but synthetic"

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