AETN Arts Fridays with Go Fast! and Memphis on BroadwayPosted on 24 Feb 2012
For nearly 12 years, North Little Rock band Go Fast has blended Americana-infused proto-rock, hot-rod culture, and monster movies, among other American sounds.
Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Memphis turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ, named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise but who cant make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the golden era of early rock n roll takes flight. But as things heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music or their love is put to a test. With an original story by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change) and a new score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, the production is directed by Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).