Memphis star Montego Glover

*Tony Award-winning musical Memphis is saying farewell to Broadway.


The show – inspired by late radio legend Dewey Phillips, one of the first white disc jockeys to broadcast soul music in the 1950s – will have its final curtain call on Aug. 5, following 30 preview performances and 1,166 regular stagings at Manhattan’s Shubert Theatre.

Producers tell the Associated Press they have yet to recoup initial investments, but hope to do so by the end of its New York run.

Memphis, which won Best Musical at the 2010 Tony Awards, will continue touring the U.S. for a second year, and there are plans to take the production to London’s West End.