Jennifer Holliday to Play 'Effie' in Wolf Trap's DREAMGIRLS
According to Wlf Trap's official website, Jennifer Holliday, the Queen of Broadway Gospel returns to Dreamgirls, the six-time Tony-winning musical that recounts an all-girl group's rise to stardom, featuring R&B hits like "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going." Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 8 at 10 am. For additional information, visit: http://www.wolftrap.org
Known as "The Queen of Broadway Gospel," Jennifer Holliday returns to the role of Effie, which she originated on Broadway in the 1980s and which garnered her a Tony Award and a GRAMMY. Jennifer Hudson earned an Oscar for her role as Effie in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls. The musical opened on Broadway in 1981 and its songs and drama have been exciting audiences ever since. It has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and "Best Original Score." Of those nominations, the musical took home 6 victories in addition to 2 GRAMMY Awards.
Dreamgirls is a fictional account of the rise of a 1960s female singing trio, inspired by the real life events of popular groups such as The Supremes and The Shirelles.