Montego Glover and Chad Kimball’s Six Years in ‘Memphis’

NYTimes.com: “WHEN the musical “Memphis” had its world premiere in 2003, at the North Shore Music Theater in Massachusetts, the central character, Huey Calhoun, was a white, pill-popping alcoholic who limped through Act II after being beaten for dating a black woman. During the show’s six-year journey to Broadway, where it opened in October, the character was repeatedly reconfigured (Huey even died at one point), given new songs and went through “something like 900 drafts of his final scene,” said the director of “Memphis,” Christopher Ashley.”

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