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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.



Get a Sneak Peek of the Set and Costume Designs for Theatre Under The Stars' Upcoming Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of Dreamgirls comes to life with spectacular scenic and costume design. As previously announced, Kevin Depinet, will be returning to TUTS as Scenic Designer for the theatre's upcoming production of Dreamgirls. Depinet also acted a Scenic Designer for TUTS' acclaimed production of INTO THE WOODS in December of 2016. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Kevin Depinet, Colleen Grady Return to TUTS to Design for DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of Dreamgirls comes to life with spectacular scenic and costume design. As previously announced, Kevin Depinet, will be returning to TUTS as Scenic Designer for the theatre's upcoming production of Dreamgirls. Depinet also acted a Scenic Designer for TUTS' acclaimed production of INTO THE WOODS in December of 2016. (more...)

Asolo Rep presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2017-18 season with Kristoffer Diaz's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the 2011 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play. Directed by Jen Wineman, who previously helmed the educational touring productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY previews April 4, 5 and 6, opens April 7 and runs through April 30. The play will be performed in the Cook Theatre, which will be transformed into a full-scale wrestling arena complete with two ringside seating sections to bring audiences even closer to the action.  (more...)

BWW Preview: THE GREEN ROOM 42 is NYC's Newest Live Music and Dining Venue
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 9, 2017

The Green Room 42 is an immersive 120-seat state-of-the-art entertainment venue in the heart of the Theater District that allows audiences to see their favorite performers up close and personal in a modern, urban environment while they dine on the finest cuisine by Green Fig Chef, Gabriel Israel. (more...)

The Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Three IRNE Award Nominations for THE HUNCHBACK NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to announce that it has received three Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations in the large theatre category for its 2016 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame including Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor in a Musical. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies in Boston and New England. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Bway's Michael-Leon Wooley and Deborah S. Craig Join the Cast of (mostly)musicals: CRIME SCENE 3.13, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Michael-Leon Wooley (B'way: LITTLE SHOP, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Film: Disney's THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, Dreamgirls) and Deborah S. Craig (B'way: SPELLING BEE, TV: TRANSPARENT) will sing at the E Spot Lounge in (mostly)musicals: CRIME SCENE - the 22nd entry in this popular series of themed cabarets - on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, with Special Guest Seth Rudetsky, Comes to The Wallis 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald makes her greatly anticipated debut, as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ series, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, a one-night-only event featuring two intimate concerts at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on Thursday, May 11. Produced by Mark Cortale, the Broadway legend will be joined on stage by Broadway @ series host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who recently starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical Disaster! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below cast of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING IN CONCERT To Appear on Sirius XM's SETH SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast of Feinstein's/54 Below concert version of the new musical parody Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating will be interviewed by acclaimed Radio Host/Author/Producer Seth Rudetsky on "Seth Speaks" on the Sirus XM Radio. (more...)

Comedian Desiree Burch Joins the Cast of THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer and storyteller Desiree Burch is joining New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers for the world premiere of This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zonya Love - From Bessie to Celie to Effie
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 29, 2017

The much-beloved musical Dreamgirls, which delves into the backstage drama of fictional girl group The Dreams, is coming to the Hobby, with Zonya Love tackling the role of Effie White, this April. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

BWW TV: Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow, and More to Perform at the Olivier Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Olivier Awards Broadcast Date Announced; Performers Include Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Kelli O' Hara, Claybourne Elder, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the twelfth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Roz Ryan
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 29, 2017

Today's subject has been living her theatre life onstage and on screen for 40 years now. You might know Roz Ryan from the hit television show Amen, but for the past eighteen years she has been playing the keeper of the keys Matron “Mamma” Morton in the hit musical Chicago either on Broadway or on tour. She is the longest running actress ever to play the role since joining the show in 1999. You can see Roz in action here in DC when Chicago heats up the Kennedy Center from April 4th to the 16th. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Raises Nearly $700,000 with its One Night Only Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) One Night Only 2017 Gala, which honored Margaret Alkek Williams for her many contributions to the arts community in Houston, was held on Saturday night at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Becky and Bart McAndrews and Paul-David Van Atta chaired the event. (more...)

University of South Carolina Theatre Stages ANIMAL FARM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present George Orwell's timeless parable of political corruption, Animal Farm, April 14-22 at Drayton Hall Theatre.   (more...)

Writers of Color to Stand in the Spotlight in Musical Theatre Factory's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory has announced that it will present 'LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING'on April 12th at 9:30PM as the next offering in its lineup of Joe's Pub Concert Series. (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Close Season with 'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2016-2017 season with Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Most Popular American Play You've Never Seen. (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

The Palm Canyon Theatre Celebrates The Rhythm Of Life With Tony Winning Musical SWEET CHARITY
by David Green - Mar 21, 2017

Originally directed and choreographed by directing and dancing legend Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity at the Palm Canyon Theatre is focused on bringing that Fosse style to Palm Springs. Choreographer Stephanie Eley, a stage veteran, is sharing her expertise with dancers from various studios across the valley and many College of the Desert students. Eley was in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls and My One and Only, and performed in the national and international tours of A Chorus Line from 1977-1980. With dance number after dance number, this is sure to be a show not to be missed as PCT winds down its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Will Waft Into The Marriott Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Takes a Mug Shot, MISS SAIGON Has a Sit Down, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week originator Max von Essen is back showing of a great looking group of mug shots from MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, HAMILTON co-stars pause for a snapshot, and the ladies of SUNSET BOULEVARD are looking beautiful as always. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 3/27-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)

Leading Stars of Stage and Screen Come Together to Support A NIGHT FOR LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cliodhna McCorley is one of these people. In May 2015, aged 24, actress Cliodhna was diagnosed with a brain tumour and needed major brain surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). (more...)

Mindy Sterling and Ellia English to Star in New Play YES, VIRGINIA in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Mindy Sterling, famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in the 'Austin Powers' films and Ellia English, best known as Auntie Rae on Larry David's HBO series, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' will be appearing in 'YES, VIRGINIA,' a new play by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 16th, 2017 - THE PRICE Opens, GROUNDHOG DAY Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PRICE brings an all-star quartet of actors to Broadway tonight, and GROUNDHOG DAY starts performances on the Great White Way! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of Dreamgirls. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is proud to announce a new special award to be presented at its upcoming awards ceremony on March 20: The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. The award is sponsored by the Center Theatre Group, where Gordon Davidson served as the founding Artistic Director from 1967 to 2005, and will be presented this year to Pro99. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces ELECTRA A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Electra beginning on April 4 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and running through May 21 in the outdoor venue of the Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Press Night will be April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to Electra are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Photo Flash: (Mostly) Musicals Features Killer Line-Up Tonight at E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! A high caliber lineup of criminally talented performers is headed toward the E Spot Lounge. (more...)

John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Plays The Red House Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Red House Arts Center continues its 2017 season with Six Degrees of Separation, by award-winning playwright John Guare which runs now through March 18th. Diamonds and denim clash in this fast-paced and wildly clever play inspired by true events. (more...)

Broadway's Patrice Covington and Jesse Nager Set for LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM at W Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

This Thursday, March 16th, 42 Seven Productions and W Hollywood will welcome Broadway vets Patrice Covington (The Color Purple) and Jesse Nager (Motown the Musical) to LA's new weekly concert series, 'Live In The Living Room,' taking place every Thursday night in The Living Room of W Hollywood. (more...)

Cast Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, begins on Broadway tonight, and Samantha Barks and Arthur Darrell headline HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in London on Sunday! (more...)

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