Memphis Monday: Bon Jovi’s David Bryan Brings High-Energy Music to Show

David Bryan

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan co-wrote Memphis with Joe DiPietro.

The premiere of Memphis: The Musical is fast approaching and to highlight some of the cool aspects of the show, we’ll be doing a short series called “Memphis Monday” every Monday through Sept. 22.

To kick things off, one of things we are most excited about in the production is the energetic music that will be rocking the theatre.

One of the musicians behind the fabulous original rock ‘n’ roll score in Memphis: The Musical is Grammy Award-winning David Bryan, keyboardist and one of the founding members of classic rock band Bon Jovi, a band who has sold more than 130 million records over the last 26 years. You’ve probably heard of “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.”

Memphis: The Musical is Bryan’s first dip into musical theatre and what’s incredible is that his debut won a 2010 Tony Award for Best Composer, a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. In fact, taking the stage on Broadway from Oct. 19, 2009 to Aug. 5, 2012, Memphis has garnered eight Tony Award nominations total, winning four Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical.

The Memphis: The Musical story goes like this: In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis lies a new era of music– rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel– that is emerging into the mainstream. Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, white DJ Dewey Phillips’ desire to bring her voice and music out of the clubs and onto the national landscape will go against cultural divides and ignite a music revolution.

From the first notes of its opening number “Underground” right up to a rousing finale called “Steal Your Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Memphis delivers one energetic song after the next.

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Check out the video as Bryan and DiPietro highlight the score: