Venue Details

The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 84 members
Review from Rita Parks
Red Velvet 133 events 17 reviews

Broadway quality singing, dancing, sets and production.

reviewed Jun 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from THESPIANS
Red Velvet 22 events 6 reviews

WOW! WOW! WOW! Wonderful evening. We decided we could go at the last minute and glad we did! Hope it comes back to this area soon.

reviewed Jun 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie Baldwin
41 events 26 reviews

Fabulous show! One of best Broadway musicals ever. The two leads were amazing. All the players were excellent. Great music, dancing and story. Felt like I was on Broadway, this is a top notch touring company. Had great seats, center...continued

reviewed Jun 27 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

Turn up that dial … from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new 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_ is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves—filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change_) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu_) and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

Performance Timing: Act I – 75 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act II – 55 min.

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