2016–2017 Season


Smart, witty, clever, fun…just totally BRILLIANT. Tabard.
—Linda York, Tabard subscriber & donor





September 23–October 16

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TURN UP THE DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS follows the courageous story of a white 1950s DJ who wants to change the world and an up-and-coming black singer ready for her big break.

MEMPHIS garnered four 2010 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. With book and lyrics by Joe Di Pietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Over the River And through the Woods) and music and lyrics by Bon Jovi's David Bryan, this explosive musical also garnered multiple Drama Desk awards and Outer Critics Circle awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Composer, and Outstanding Orchestrations.

MEMPHIS will be directed by award-winner Jay Manley, with music direction by Catherine Snider, and choreography by Dottie Lester-White.

The very essence of what a FRI SAT Broadway musical should be.
—Associated Press

Blasts you out the door humming and happy.
—Daily News

Starring: Brendan Quirk as Huey and
  Janelle LaSalle as Felicia
Edward Clark
Samantha Daisher
Christopher Denson
Yuliya Eydelnant
Marcus Gaye
Eddie Gilbert
Zoe Godfrey
Barbara Heninger
Mike Hugill
Marisa Johnson
Layce Lynne Kieu
Steven Guire Knight
Anthone Jackson
Tarif Pappu
RuthE Stein
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Joella Wolnik

Memphis Musical at the Tabard Theatre from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.


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