Dreamgirls

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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.

Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to Provincetown, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Andrea Martin is a two-time Emmy Award winner for the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series SCTV, and is also a two-time Tony Award winner. She won her second and most recent Tony Award last June of 2013 for her performance as Berthe in the Broadway revival of "Pippin" directed by Diane Paulus and her first award was for the musical 'My Favorite Year.' She is currently starring on Broadway at Lincoln Center in "Act One" by James Lapine opposite Tony Shalhoub. She is also filming a new television sitcom "Working The Engels" written by Katie Ford ("Miss Congeniality," "Desperate Housewives") which is now filming in Toronto. On June 28 and 29, this comic star of stage and screen returns to Broadway@ The Art House for the first time since its inaugural season in 2011. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins her as pianist and host for an evening of music and hilarity. For tickets please visit www.markcortalepresents.com/the-art-house or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, 7/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella" at City Center, "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of "Altar Boyz". On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #2 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Vs. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 7, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES versus SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA', GODSPELL, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Trustus Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Trustus Theatre announced their 30th Anniversary season to a standing-room crowd at Tapps Arts Center on June 5th, 2014. Managing Director Larry Hembree and Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley revealed the shows coming to the Thigpen Main Stage and Richard and Debbie Cohn Side Door Theatre in the 2014/2015 Season. This season is celebration of the tenants that have made Trustus the premiere professional theatre in Columbia: producing diverse modern theatre and original works with the highest quality casts. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/14 - Jimmy Awards, New 'Roxie', Shakespeare in America, Sing for Pride and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CHICAGO gets a new Roxie, the Jimmys are tonight, go UP CLOSE with SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and talk Shakespeare will celebs at the Delacorte! (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center to Present PARADE, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Musical Dramatization of the 1913 Trial of Leo Frank - Which Aroused Anti-Semitic Tensions Across the Nation and is Credited with the Creation of the Anti-Defamation League. WHAT: Parade is a musical dramatization of the real-life story of a man falsely accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony Award Winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a young girl who works in his factory. Already guilty in the eyes of the town, a sensationalist reporter and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and his Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/30- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

BWW Interview: Far from Freaky- SIDE SHOW Twins Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Talk Kennedy Center Show Changes & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 28, 2014

The leading ladies took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new changes to the musical, their favorite parts of the show, their sisterly bond, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Janet Rothermel - SIDE SHOW'S Respected Choreographer
by Charles Shubow - Jun 28, 2014

From swing, to dance captain, to actress, to associate choreographer - the voyage of Janet Rothermel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/28- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'SPELLING BEE' Celebrates Opening at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno(Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) directs. The show recently celebrated its opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivites below! (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Sheryl Lee Ralph Shows Off Her Tony Nomination, Talks DREAMGIRLS on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

On all-new episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Broadway's original 'Dreamgirl,' Sheryl Lee Ralph shows off her Tony nomination, which still hangs in her home day, and reflects on the continued success of Dreamgirls since its premiere in 1981. Check out a sneak peek of her appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Captivating Photos Of Original Broadway DREAMGIRLS Rehearsal & Production Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

A captivating and compelling collection of photos depicting the original Broadway production of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's multi-Tony Award-winning music industry musical Dreamgirls are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

Alice Ripley Auctions More Unique Memorabilia On Ebay
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2014

Following the success of the last auction, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has kicked off yet another online auction featuring a wide range of intriguing musical theatre merchandise showcasing many remarkable shows from her long and unique career - NEXT TO NORMAL, KING DAVID and beyond. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & IF/THEN's LaChanze!
by Broadway Quick Change - Jun 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of LaChanze, who is currently starring as 'Kate' in If/Then on Broadway! (more...)

Spirited Hands Productions to Present New Musical VISIONARY MAN, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The language of the Holy Spirit... direct from God? Spirited Hands Productions presents a new American musical based on the fascinating true story of visionary artist J.B. Murray. The world premiere of Visionary Man opens July 26 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday to Headline BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following up the triumphant 'Night After the Tonys With Linda Eder', Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now Through 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will continue its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, previewing June 19, opening Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m., and running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/14 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens, KINKY BOOTS Hits 500 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME opens on Broadway tonight, KINKY BOOTS celebrates 500 performances, SIDE SHOW opens at the Kennedy Center and more! (more...)

THIS IS 30 Starring Erica Lustig Set for NYMF Concert 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present THIS IS 30! a special one-night-only engagement on July 9th, 2014 at 9pm at The Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Winner Hinton Battle Hits New York for Broadway's LIVE THE DREAM, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

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The Broadway Dreams Foundation Presents TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presents TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway concert event, with performances by Broadway's brightest and California's rising stars. Directed by acclaimed NYC director Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT is the culmination of a weeklong BDF musical theatre intensive workshop taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Casts and Creative Teams for 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) has announced casting and creative teams for the first two productions of their 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Tamara Tunie, Vivian Reed & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing. (more...)

IF/THEN Cast Recording Starring Idina Menzel Is First Billboard Top 20 Debut For Broadway Album Since 1996
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2014

In a stunning debut, the original Broadway cast recording of new musical IF/THEN starring acclaimed Broadway headliner and recognizable FROZEN lead Idina Menzel has cracked the Billboard Top 20. (more...)

Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Alumni Showcase STARTED HERE...EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSIE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present "Started Here…Everything's Coming Up Rosie," a showcase starring alumni of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson in the Spotlight at Fallsview Casino
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Best known for her Academy Award-winning role in 'Dreamgirls' (2006) and her Grammy Award-winning self-titled album, Jennifer Hudson, performs live at Fallsview Casino in October. For two nights only, experience the widely known hits 'Spotlight', 'One Night Only' and her breakthrough song 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'. And be among the first to hear Ms. Hudson perform songs from her brand new album, featuring tracks produced by Pharrell, Timbaland and more. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 6
by - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 6, 2014. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Discusses Her Recent Comeback
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

On January 21, Jennifer Holliday released her first solo album in over 20 years. In a recent interview with Travis Smiley, Holliday talked about her recent comeback and past struggles. (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White, Amber Iman, and More to Star in NYMF Musical About Harriet Tubman, 7/16 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

A reading of Harriet, a musical based on the life of Harriet Tubman, will be presented on Wednesday, July 16, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, July 20 at 12 p.m. in The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th Avenue & Dyer Avenue). Harriet is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Drury Lane's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Cirque Eloize Extends 'iD' at the Teatro at Montecasino Through Sept 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

For 20 years now, Cirque Eloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. Cirque Eloize's dazzling and energetic show entitled "iD" comes to South Africa for the very first time at the Teatro at Montecasino opening on Tuesday, 19 August. Showtime Management, SA promoters of this unique visual spectacular that combines contemporary circus arts and urban dance announced the show is extending by a week to accommodate public demand. "iD" must close on 14 September. With a limited season of only four weeks, patrons are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment. (more...)

Broadway By the Bay to Stage DREAMGIRLS at the Fox Theatre, 8/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The sensational musical Dreamgirls runs from August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Barbra Streisand, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky is at it again! In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Seth will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Check out some of his most recent Deconstructions below and check back daily for his latest installments! (more...)

Depot Theatre Announces Final Casting for 2014 Season, Featuring MY WAY, GREATER TUNA and PETE 'N KEELY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

THE DEPOT THEATRE in Westport, NY, now in its 36th season of bringing quality professional theatre to the Adirondacks of New York, has announced final casting for its 2014 Summer Season. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Academy Brings Hollywood Costume To Iconic Wilshire May Company Building
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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