‘Memphis and ‘Anything Goes’ Set Closing Dates


Hock-a-done.

It was announced today that both Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, and Anything Goes, the 2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, would soon be closing their stage doors.

The more shocking of the two closing is Memphis, at least for me. I thought this had a little more legs. The show will play its final performance on Sunday, August 5, 2012 after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances. It opened on October 19, 2009 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, having begun previews on September 23rd.

Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). 

It  currently stars Tony Nominee Adam Pascal (Huey) and Tony Nominee Montego Glover (Felicia) with Derrick Baskin (Gator), J. Bernard Calloway (Delray), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), John Jellison (Mr. Simmons), and Nancy Opel (Mama).

MEMPHIS launched its successful multi-city U. S. national tour in Memphis, TN, which opened to critical acclaim on October 16, 2011 at the historic Orpheum Theatre.  It has been playing to packed houses ever since and recently announced its second year.  For more information on the tour, visit www.MemphistheMusical.com.  Planning is underway for a West End production of MEMPHIS.  More details will be announced soon.

The producers behind the hit revival Anything Goes said today that the final two weeks of performances began today. Originally to run through August 5th, the Tony Award winning musical must end on Sunday, July 8th.

The original limited engagement subscription run opened on April 7, 2011 and was scheduled to run for 19 weeks.  It went on to be extended three times through July 8, 2012 and recently celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway.  This acclaimed production marks the second longest Broadway run in Roundabout’s history, following its beloved revival of Cabaret

The show won three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.

The production currently stars Stephanie J. Block as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.”

Still haven’t seen these shows? Don’t worry because Memphis is currently on tour and Anything Goes starts theirs this coming October.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/alex-sharp-curious-incident-of-the-dog.jpg
Alex Sharp Talks About His Broadway Debut in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ (video)
Alex Sharp went from working in a call-center and renovating houses to going to Julliard. And now, he’s starring in one of the most talked about shows of the season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Check out this great, inspiring video!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Its-only-a-play.jpg
Watch a Scene From Terrance McNally’s, ‘It’s Only a Play’, Featuring Nathan Lane and Micah Stock
Here’s a quick scene from Terrance McNally‘s It’s Only a Play, currently on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater. In this scene, Nathan Lane and Micah Stock meet for the first time. The show, about the opening night of a new play, also stars Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/birdman-director-alejandro-g-ina.jpg
‘Birdman’ Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu Narrates a Scene from the Film Featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu narrates a scene from Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance that features stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is wonderful and if it’s playing in your town, definitely check it out!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/the-cast-of-mad-men-on-the-final.jpg
The Cast of ‘Mad Men’ on the Final Season and More
Though the AMC television series Mad Men might not carry the same cultural weight that it did a few years ago (splitting your final season over two years might do that to you), the second half of the show’s final season is expected to be full of powerful performances from its ensemble cast. With the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/behind-the-scenes-of-a-sex-scene.jpg
Behind the Scenes of a Sex Scene with Patrick Wilson, Brooklyn Decker and Director Joe Carnahan
Director Joe Carnahan is giving viewers an inside look at what it is like to film a big screen Hollywood sex scene, as confirmed by Gawker. Carnahan released a brief video clip taken from the set of his latest film Stretch starring supermodel and actress Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson. The video showcases the two […]