Musical is more than a bunch of tunes, say creator and stars

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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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