Musical is more than a bunch of tunes, say creator and stars
Joe DiPietro says the audience is captivated by the play’s interracial love story, in addition to its R&B music. It is still “provocative,” he says.
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 am
When Joe DiPietro wrote the book and co-wrote lyrics for “Memphis,” the best-musical Tony winner of 2010, he thought people would love it for the R&B music and as an evocative period piece set in the 1950s.
He was surprised when he learned that what really grabbed people was the play’s interracial love story.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 am.