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Hockadoo! Memphis wins 4 Tonys! - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Hockadoo! Memphis wins 4 Tonys!

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It was a rockin’ evening at the Playhouse last night, as Memphis, the musical that played our Weiss Theatre in 2008, won 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations. We are so happy for the cast and crew on Broadway, the staff at the Playhouse, and our awesome audiences in La Jolla for giving it the firepower it needed to make it to New York.

This makes the fourth musical that played the Playhouse to go on to win Best Musical at the Tonys: Big River, Thoroughly Modern Millie, the still-playing Jersey Boys and now Memphis. Not a bad track record, and we’re glad that San Diego audiences are the first ones to see these productions. You guys are the reason we get to keep doing such stellar shows.

We had a huge viewing party at the Playhouse last night, full of staff, friends and some Phil’s BBQ (yum). Check the blog on Wednesday to see pictures and videos of the big moment when Memphis won Best Musical.