Is DREAMGIRLS Heading to Broadway in 2019?
Could DREAMGIRLS be steppin' to the bad side on Broadway later this season?
An Equity Principal Audition for the production will be held next week at Pearl Studios. An audition listing notes the production will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, produced by Sonia Friedman Production and land on Broadway in 2019/20.
Previous casting calls have also noted the production would land on Broadway sometime in 2018. BroadwayWorld previously reported it was rumored that this revival's original West End star, Amber Riley (Glee) was in talks to open the production on Broadway.
Dreamgirls, which opened in December 2016 at the Savoy Theatre to widespread critical acclaim, gave its final performance on Saturday, January 12, 2019, completing a run of more than two years.
This new production of Dreamgirls was directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney's Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set Design by Tim Hatley, Costume Design by Gregg Barnes, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Sound Design by Richard Brooker and Hair Design by Josh Marquette. The Musical Supervisor is Nick Finlow, the Orchestrator is Harold Wheeler, with Additional Material by Willie Reale.
With Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards®. The original cast recording won two Grammy awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday's 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' In 2006 it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
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