Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre

Original "Dreamgirls" Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holliday were amongst the guests in attendance at the opening of the "Dreamgirls" production at the Ahmanson Theater on March 2. The show will play thru April 4.

A new, ground-breaking production of "Dreamgirls," directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, arrives at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre, opening March 2, 2010, and playing through April 4. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger, lyrics and book by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, and additional material by Willie Reale, "Dreamgirls" introduces actress Moya Angela as Effie White and features, as The Dreams, Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris with Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Chester Gregory as James "Thunder" Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison in a cast of 26 that also features Tallia Brinson, Felicia Boswell, Patrice Covington, Ronald Duncan, Talitha Farrow, Brittney Griffin, James Harkness, Robert Hartwell, Eric Jackson, Chauncey Jenkins, Jared Joseph, Nikki Kimbrough, Brittany Lewis, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Jarran Muse, Amaker Smith and Marc Spaulding.

Co-choreography for "Dreamgirls" is by Shane Sparks, scenic design by Robin Wagner, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, media design by Howard Werner for Lightswitch and is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions. For more information, please visit www.dreamgirlsonstage.com.

"Dreamgirls" tells the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s singing girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. The original Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" opened December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre and won six 1982 Tony Awards. "Dreamgirls" closed on Broadway August 11, 1985, after 1,522 performances. The original Broadway production was directed by Michael Bennett and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. "Dreamgirls" was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, and opened in December 2006.

For more information on "Dreamgirls" at the Ahmanson, visit http://www.centertheatregroup.org/

Photos by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging 2010

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Erica Hubbard

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Erica Hubbard

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Monique Coleman

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Monique Coleman

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Kym Whitley

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Kenya Moore

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Nia Long

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Nia Long (Center) with son Massai (L) and niece Cameron (R)

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Margret Hoffman, Trevon Davis, Syesha Mercado, Moya Angela, Adrienne Warren and Chester Gregory

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chester Gregory

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chaz Lamar Shepherd

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Producer John Breglio, cast member Chester Gregory and Director/Choreographer Robert Longbottom

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Margaret Hoffman and Trevon Davis

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chaz Lamar Shepherd and Syesha Mercado

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Syesha Mercado

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Syesha Mercado

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Moya Angela and Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Moya Angela and Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Producer John Breglio, original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday and Director/Choreographer Robert Longbottom

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirls and their current counterparts Loretta Devine, Adrienne Warren, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Syesha Mercado, Jennifer Holliday and Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chester Gregory

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Dawnn Lewis, cast member Adrienne Warren, with original Dreamgirls Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Naturi Naughton, cast member Chester Gregory, actress Monique Coleman and cast member Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph, cast member Chester Gregory and actress Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Cast member Chester Gregory and Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Cast member Chester Gregory and Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Loretta Devine and Chester Gregory

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Syesha Mercado, Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph, castmember Adrienne Warren, Original Dreamgirl Loretta Devine and cast member Chester Gregory

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Loretta Devine poses with current Dreamgirl counterpart Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday (L) poses with current Dreamgirl counterpart Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph (L) poses with current Dreamgirl counterpart Syesha Mercado

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Director/Choreographer Robert Longbottom, cast member Moya Angela and Producer John Breglio

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirls and their current counterparts Loretta Devine, Adrienne Warren, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Syesha Mercado, Jennifer Holliday and Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirl Loretta Devine (L) congratulates current Dreamgirl counterpart Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Original Dreamgirls Loretta Devine (L) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (R) pose with current cast member Moya Angela

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Origi Loretta Devine, Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Syesha Mercado, Moya Angela and Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Syesha Mercado, Moya Angela and Adrienne Warren

 

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
Syesha Mercado, Moya Angela and Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre

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