Hey everyone! Super exciting news today: We’re launching our first-ever Broadway property! Inspired by the dynamic Tony winning Broadway musical Memphis, we are proud to present to you The Memphis Collection!
What is Memphis, you ask? Well, it’s a dynamic Broadway show, one of the 100 longest running shows, in fact! Straight from the press release, here are some more details:
Memphis features a brand new, Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro, who also pens the musical’s book. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.
One of the top 100 longest running Broadway shows of all time, Memphis will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, August 5th after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances at the historic Shubert Theatre. In celebration, the Memphis dolls will be launched and available for pre-order as of August 2nd for $174.99 each. Memphis is currently playing to packed houses across the country as the U.S. national tour begins its second year. To find out where Memphis is playing in a city near you, visit www.MemphistheMusical.com.
This is a milestone for us not only as our first Broadway license, but also as our very first interracial doll couple!
Memphis Producer Sue Frost says:
“We are thrilled that Huey and Felicia will have a permanent home among the Tonner Doll collection. Memphis prides itself on seizing opportunities to break new ground in innovative ways and we are so pleased that the show will have its own tangible legacy in the form of these beautiful dolls.”
The Felicia figure will arrive on Tonner’s 16” Tyler Wentworth™ body style in the spice skin tone, and features a brand new head sculpt with rooted dark brown Saran hair, and painted brown eyes. She will come wearing her beguiling pale gold chiffon dress complete with delicate silver and gold metallic embroidered detailing, gold shoes and jewelry.
Huey will arrive on Tonner’s 17” Matt O’Neill body style in the Tyler skin tone, and is also a brand new head sculpt with molded hair and painted blue eyes. Huey’s authentic costume includes the polka-dotted jacket lined in black and white leopard print, black and white checked pants, and hip polka-dotted and striped shirt. His ensemble is topped off with his signature charcoal gray hat. Pics of Huey to come!
With hand-painted facial details, multiple points of articulation for dynamic posing, and Tonner’s noted quality craftsmanship, The Memphis Collection will be a must-have for any Broadway lover and collector!
You can preorder Felicia and Huey right now by clicking here! They are $174.99 each. You can also purchase the Memphis Collector’s Set for $300, for a savings of $49.98!
We have so enjoyed working with the people from Memphis. They are a lovely, warm group of people, and it’s been an absolute treasure to be immersed in their world. Wishing you, Memphis Family, the best closing weekend and roadshow in this history of the world!