Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The hit Broadway musical comes to Blu-ray in a few weeks.
In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory will release 'Memphis: The Original Broadway Production' on Blu-ray on January 24.
'Memphis' takes place in the underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. With explosive dancing and a tale of fame and forbidden love, the show is filled with roof-raising rock 'n' roll and features a Tony Award winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan. Memphis special features include “Behind The Scenes: How Memphis Was Captured.”
Filmed live at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway with the original cast, Memphis will also air nationally on PBS on February 24. The show is currently on a national tour as well as still performing on Broadway.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080i video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Behind-the-Scenes: How Memphis Was Captured, Cast Hellos, Who's Who, and Theatrical Trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Memphis: The Original Broadway Production' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 24.
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