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BWW Interviews: SYESHA MERCADO, An 'American Idol' Turned 'Dreamgirl'
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 21, 2010

During what was called 'Andrew Lloyd Webber week' of the seventh season of the hit TV talent competition American Idol, Webber predicted to an audience of millions that Syesha Mercado will 'bring the house down' with a sexy, splashy take on one of his many musical hits. And that, she did. Then 21, she eventually lasted on the show to become the second runner-up. Fast forward two years later, and she is now in the midst of a multi-city national tour of the rebooted DREAMGIRLS stage musical, where she nightly plays Deena Jones, the beautiful and eventual front-woman of the semi-fictional musical group The Dreams. Before she takes the stage of The Orange County Performing Arts Center (April 21-May 2), Mercado spoke with BroadwayWorld's Michael Lawrence Quintos about life on the road, her American Idol roots, and what it takes to become Deena Jones night after night.

OCPAC presents Two Post-Show 'Talkbacks' with DREAMGIRLS Cast, 4/22 & 4/29
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 15, 2010

To enhance Orange County theater-going when the national tour of the smash hit musical DREAMGIRLS visits April 21 - May 2, the Center has scheduled two post-performance talkbacks with cast members on April 22 and 29. During the talkbacks, which will follow the performances in Segerstrom Hall, audience members can speak to the cast and ask questions. The talkbacks are free, but tickets to the April 22 and 29 performances of DREAMGIRLS are required.

Bloomingdales At South Coast Plaza Celebrates DREAMGIRLS 4/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

To celebrate DREAMGIRLS' upcoming visit to the Center, Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza is creating a special 'Get the Look' boutique inspired by the stunning costumes from the sensational new stage production direct from Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City.

DREAMGIRLS Ends Stint at The Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2010

Producer John Breglio and Broadway Across America-Seattle will end the Seattle stint of DREAMGIRLS on April 11th.

Bloomingdales At South Coast Plaza Celebrates DREAMGIRLS 4/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

To celebrate DREAMGIRLS' upcoming visit to the Center, Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza is creating a special 'Get the Look' boutique inspired by the stunning costumes from the sensational new stage production direct from Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City.

DREAMGIRLS Comes To The Paramount Theater 4/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

Producer John Breglio and Broadway Across America-Seattle will present the smash hit musical DREAMGIRLS April 6-11.

BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to DREAMGIRLS in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on the Los Angeles' leg of the DREAMGIRLS National Tour. Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, tells the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s singing girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. The touring production is currently playing the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through April 4.

Moya Angela, Adrienne Warren Lead Cast of DREAMGIRLS In Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

Producer John Breglio and Broadway Across America-Seattle announced casting today for the national tour of DREAMGIRLS, coming to Seattle from April 6 -11.

STAGE TUBE: DREAMGIRLS Solo Remix!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2010

Actor and performer Israel Cortez is becoming quite the YouTube sensation thanks in part to his solo remix interpretation of the powerhouse song 'It's All Over' from the film version of the musical 'Dreamgirls'. Cortez, a La Palma, California, resident, plays all the parts in the song, which is sung by Jamie Foxx, Keith Robinson, Beyonce, Anika Noni Rose and Sharon Leal as they confront Jennifer Hudson's 'Effie'.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of the DREAMGIRLS LA Opening
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2010

Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, tells the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s singing girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. The touring production is currently playing the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through April 4. BroadwayWorld brings you a look behind the scenes of the Dreamgirl's LA opening.

BWW Reviews: Glittering New DREAMGIRLS @ Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Mar 8, 2010

Slick, sleek, glitzy best describe the brand new tour production of the 1981 runaway hit Dreamgirls. Making use of the latest technology, the sometimes glaringly bright show is in your face from the top and never eases its pace for a split second. Why the excess? Today's audiences demand it.

STAGE TUBE: BAA Brings DREAMGIRLS to Cincinnati, 6/8 - 6/20
by BWW - Mar 4, 2010

Cincinnati's Procter and Gamble Hall- Aronoff Center for the Arts will present DREAMGIRLS from June 8 through June 20, 2010.

Photo Flash: Devine, Ralph & Holliday Attend Opening of DREAMGIRLS at Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

Original 'Dreamgirls' Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holliday were amongst the guests in attendance at the opening of the 'Dreamgirls' production at the Ahmanson Theater on March 2. The show will play thru April 4.

STAGE TUBE: Stars Send Condolences to Marie Osmond at L.A. DREAMGIRLS Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2010

The premiere of Dreamgirls in Los Angeles last night, March 2, was clouded by friends of Marie Osmond mouring the loss of her son, Michael Blosil, who recently committed suicide. Stars such as Angela Bassett and Nia Long expressed their condolences to the Osmonds on ET.

DREAMGIRLS Opens at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on March 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

A new, ground-breaking production of "Dreamgirls," directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, arrives at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre, opening March 2, 2010, and playing through April 4. Previews begin February 25. (Opening was previously announced for February 26.)

Tickets to DREAMGIRLS at Orange County Performing Arts Center On Sale 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2010

Producer John Breglio and the Orange County Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the smash-hit musical DREAMGIRLS will go on sale February 28 at 10 a.m.

DREAMGIRLS Comes To Orange County Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Producer John Breglio and the Orange County Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the smash-hit musical DREAMGIRLS will go on sale February 28 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for DREAMGIRLS at The Paramount Theater On Sale Feb. 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

Producer John Breglio and Broadway Across America-Seattle announced today that tickets for the smash hit musical DREAMGIRLS will go on sale on Friday, February 19 at 9 am.

DREAMGIRLS Comes To The Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2010

Producer John Breglio and Broadway Across America-Seattle announced today that tickets for the smash hit musical DREAMGIRLS will go on sale on Friday, February 19 at 9 am.

'Dreamgirls' Lacks Soul
by Jan Nargi - Feb 10, 2010

High-tech production values crush the heart of this national touring revival despite great voices and generally strong performances

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