In celebration of the L.A. premiere of the 2010 Tony-Winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, the Pantages Theatre is hosting a fully produced red carpet broadcast which will be streamed live on the official Pantages Theatre UStream and Facebook pages tonight, July 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
This live streaming red carpet broadcast marks the first of its kind for a major Los Angeles touring Broadway premiere. LA Talk Radio personality Michael Sterling hosts the special 45 minute broadcast which will include interviews with stars of the MEMPHIS national tour and major Hollywood celebrities from the worlds of film, television and stage. Additionally, as MEMPHIS is a major theatrical celebration of the national rock and roll influence of radio disk jockeys, Pantages Theatre has extended a very special red carpet invitation to major L.A. radio personalities to chat with Mr. Sterling on the red carpet; sharing their love of radio, music and of course their collective excitement for the L.A. premiere.
The live stream broadcast will also include special behind-the-scenes looks at the development of MEMPHIS including interviews with Tony winner David Bryan of Bon Jovi (Music and Lyrics), Joe DiPietro (Book) and other members of the show’s original creative and producing team. Fans tuning in will also be given a chance to see footage from the national touring company in rehearsal; and even some never-before-seen footage of the company backstage during performance.
Pantages Live! @ MEMPHIS will stream at www.BroadwayLA.org/PantagesLive and on the theatre’s official Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/PantagesHollywood. Fans will be able to follow on Twitter using hash tag #PantagesLive.
The 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, MEMPHIS will play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement tonight, July 31 – August 12, 2012. MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. MEMPHIS is an original story about the Cultural Revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Full priced tickets for MEMPHIS may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Orchestra level tickets for MEMPHIS start at just $25. Prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am. For tickets or more information about MEMPHIS’s Los Angeles engagement, visit the Pantages Theatre’s official website, www.BroadwayLA.org.