With Memphis in it’s 3rd year on Broadway, you come to expect to see Memphis in typical places- subway stops, billboards, taxi tops, bus sides, commercials…the usual in the broadway marketing mix.
What is exciting is when you get a totally unexpected Memphis sighting. When these moments happen, like the recent 30 Rock on air mention or the High Jackman SNL poster placement, it’s like a surprise birthday party; an instant rush of shock and awe.
What’s cool is that it doesn’t have to be a big TV moment to also have the same effect.
Take for example, our Music Director/onstage conductor, Kenny Seymour, who recently took a tour of a local school for his son who will be starting school soon. There, in the hallway pf P.S. 144 in Forest Hills, Queens, he got a lovely surprise when he walked down the hallway.
As we head into our 1000th performance at tomorrow’s matinee, it’s lovely to see Memphis kids embracing the show-I know how transformative shows were to me as a child and it makes me giddy to think I now work on a show that may be that for one of the kids at P.S. 144.