The recent movie musicals
"Memphis" will be turned into a movie produced by Belle Pictures, the Mark Gordon Co. and
The musical features a score by
The show opened on Broadway in 2009 and won the
"Memphis" also spawned a national tour, which came to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in August. The tour comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa starting Nov. 6.
Set in the racially segregated 1950s, "Memphis" tells the story of a relationship between a black singer and a white disc jockey, set against the early years of rock 'n' roll. The Broadway production was directed by Christopher Ashley, the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse.
"Memphis" has actually come to cinemas before, in the form of a high-definition taping at New York's Shubert Theatre that was broadcast to movie theaters in 2011. The Broadway production of the musical has also aired on