DREAMGIRLS Open Casting Call Postponed Until 11/22 Out of Respect for Jennifer Hudson

John Breglio, producer of the upcoming 2009 national tour of Dreamgirls, announced today the open casting call is being postponed from Saturday, November 1, 2008, to Saturday, November 22, 2008. 

The talent search for the new "Dreams" will still take place at the Apollo Theater.

"Due to the horrific personal tragedy Jennifer Hudson is undergoing, we feel this is not the time for a talent search for a role that is so closely connected with her," said producer John Breglio.  "Our prayers and thoughts are with Ms. Hudson and her family at this tragic time." 

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Dreamgirls is a fascinating look inside the 60's music industry. Filled with showbiz glitz and glamour, romance and heartbreak, the musical features songs such as 'Dreamgirls,' 'I Am Changing,' 'I Miss You Old Friend' and Effie's show-stopping signature song, 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going.'

Dreamgirls Books and Lyrics are by Tom Eyen, Music by Henry Krieger. The original Broadway production was Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett with Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. Dreamgirls was produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records and The Shubert Organization. It is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.  Bill Condon's recent hit film of Dreamgirls starred Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Anika Noni Rose.

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