"Memphis," which premiered at the North Shore Music Theater in 2003, will open Oct. 19 on Broadway.
The musical tells the story of a white Memphis DJ who brings "race music" to the segregated South.
Former theater artistic director Jon Kimbell tells The Salem News it's the first time in the theater's 54-year history that one of its shows has made it to Broadway.
The defunct Beverly theater is scheduled to be sold at an Oct. 1 foreclosure auction. Officials announced in June that it had to close due to a $10 million debt.
"Memphis" played in LaJolla, Calif., and Seattle before earning a spot on Broadway.
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