Incoming Broadway musical “Memphis” will bring with it several members of the cast from its February stint in Seattle, including thesps Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Cass Morgan, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway and James Monroe Iglehart.
Michael McGrath (“Monty Python’s Spamalot”) joins the ensemble for the Broadway incarnation.
Tuner, with music and lyrics by David Bryan of Bon Jovi and book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, centers on a white man (Kimball) who is one of the first radio DJs to play black music in the 1950s. Glover plays his love interest.
Helmed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, “Memphis” begins previews Sept. 23 at the Shubert Theater and opens Oct. 19. Show is produced by Junkyard Dog Prods., Barbara and Buddy Freitag and Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff, among others.