Palo Alto Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - June 18, 2010

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FROM THE VALLEY TO THE CITY ... A rock 'n' roll-themed musical — which got its start in Silicon Valley at TheatreWorks — had Broadway singing its praises Sunday night. "Memphis" won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

"Memphis" was developed at TheatreWorks' 2002 New Works Festival and then premiered with the theater company in 2004 before making its way to Broadway.

When accepting the Tony, producer Randy Adams was quick to credit "TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California"; he was managing director there before moving to New York. And James Monroe Iglehart, who has been in many local shows at TheatreWorks, Foothill Music Theatre and other companies, could be seen on TV singing in a number from "Memphis."

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