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Dreamgirls - 1985 - US Tour

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.

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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.
by Jim Munson - May 7, 2021
The latest offering in 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams series is a new virtual production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Doris Bumpus as the legendary Billie Holiday. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Brandon Jackson with musical direction by Marcus McCauley, the play is both a celebration of Holiday as a musical icon and an exploration of her experience as a Black woman in America. Ultimately, it is a testament to the power of the human spirit to persevere in spite of incredible adversity. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is available to stream through May 30, 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Bumpus earlier this week in Miami, where she was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary. The Michigan native grew up singing in church, taking on her first solo at the tender age of five. The actor/singer/producer has her own production company, D’Sunflower Productions, and also has a pair of EP’s on iTunes, including her most recent release, “God Bless the Child,” which pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Her wide-ranging Bay Area theater credits include playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wiz' and Effie White in 'Dreamgirls,' receiving a Pan Arts Award for Best Lead Actress for both. 42nd Street Moon audiences will remember her as Jewel in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' In conversation, Bumpus is easily chatty and ebullient, and her joy in being a working actor is palpable.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2021
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-nominated star of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, the great Adrienne Warren!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Today's top stories: Broadway will reopen at 100% capacity in September, Waitress revival in the works starring Sara Bareilles, and more!
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2021
And Billy offers a powerful fashion affirmation to James before he shares what motivated him to make such a lasting impact with his self expression through his fashion.
by Team BWW - May 6, 2021
Christine Pedi is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL will present MY MOMMA THE SUPER ACTION HERO by Kenthedo Robinson and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8PM ET and 5PM PT on Zoom. A mother goes as far as putting her son's life in danger to inspire him. Can she save him? Can she be his Super Action Hero?
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2021
Following a year of shuttered doors, Feinstein’s at the Nikko announced today they will reopen later this month with a lineup of fan favorites, Broadway stars, and local icons who will take the stage at San Francisco’s premier nightclub.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2021
Broadway producer Barry Weissler is planning a limited revival of the hit musical Waitress!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, with the Maya Angelou-inspired theme, “And Still We Rise.”
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
42nd Street Moon will announce that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company's virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
Dallas Summer Musicals has announced the 2021 nominees for the 10th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA).
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2021
The final season of the FX series POSE, starring Billy Porter, begins tonight, May 2 on FX.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2021
TodayTix Originals is bringing Broadway back to Tavern on the Green with Broadway at Tavern, a special series of live concerts.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will present several options to enjoy unique theater experiences and live entertainment safely outdoors including three Summer Concerts and SoundStage MKE, an audio play walking tour.
by Debbie Hall - May 12, 2021
Sammy Davis Jr. epitomized cool, character, and talent with a legacy that will live throughout the generations. Honoring this iconic legend, Eric Jordan Young presents Once in a Lifetime celebrating Sammy Davis Jr. at the Italian American Club of Southern Nevada on May 27.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2021
New York City director, actor and writer Evan Edwards will direct Provincetown playwright Patrick Riviere's One-Act play The Days After presented on Zoom on May 14th.
by Team BWW - Apr 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge will be chatting with Broadway and West End star Marisha Wallace on the new audio platform Clubhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Today (April 9) in live streaming: Marisha Wallace chats on Clubhouse, an Easter Bonnet celebration on Stars in the House, Lena Hall in concert, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will present a slate of new events for the spring – including the first in-person performances in the Marx Theatre in over a year with two limited engagements featuring nationally recognized theatre artists.
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021
As a family. Always. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for the final season of Pose. Premieres May 2nd on FX.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2021
Broadway Records announced the CD release of the world premiere recording of LITTLE BLACK BOOK, a concept album for the new rock musical about the life and times of Heidi Fleiss, starring Alice Ripley, Orfeh, Mandy Gonzalez, Jessica Vosk, Brittney Johnson, Diana DeGarmo, Vonzell Solomon, Kuhoo Verma, Samantha Pauly, Natalie Weiss & Lillias White.
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2021
Billy talks about fashion, moving to Long Island during the pandemic, being on “Star Search” and winning 100k, the third and final season of his show “Pose,” and directing his first feature film this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021
The first ever UK tour of hit musical Dreamgirls, which was due to start in 2020, will now open at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
When and where can you find Dreamgirls streaming? We have your answer here!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
Dreamgirls follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as the Dreams and their manipulative record executive.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2021
Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will return to Wyndham's Theatre for a 12-week run from 7 August – 30 October 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2021
After eight sold out movies last fall, The Grand is thrilled to announce the return of their Drive-In Cinema at Bellevue State Park. The series will begin on May 1 with five movie musicals announced.
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021
Today's episode features Broadway star Kimberly Marable, who chats with Adrienne about her Broadway journey from Disney's The Lion King to Hadestown.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
The first ever UK tour of hit musical Dreamgirls, which was due to start in 2020, will now open at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
His electric portrayal of Pray Tell in FX's breakthrough series 'Pose' earned him a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination. On screen, Porter recently appeared on 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' and Baz Luhrman's 'The Get Down' on Netflix.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis' Giving Garden and live auction appeal - plus so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Pittsburgh CLO today announced it will bring Broadway back to the ‘Burgh this summer at Heinz Field in a first-ever partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
by Gil Kaan - Apr 20, 2021
Skylight Theatre Company begins its 2021 season of Skylight LIVE April 24, 2021; with Robin Gerber’s THE SHOT starring the incomparable Sharon Lawrence. This behind-the-scenes story of The Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham is directed by Michelle Joyner and produced by SPARKS Theatricals. Sharon managed to squeeze some time for my queries between filming Rebel and her many social justice commitments.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
West End and Broadway sensation Marisha Wallace is adding a new date to her 2021 UK Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple will host world premiere of Hilary Bonner’s debut play DEAD LIES prior to its UK tour. Dead Lies is directed by Joe Harmston, and the cast includes Clive Mantle, Harriet Thorpe, John Lyons, Jacqueline Leonard, Patrick Pearson and more.
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
Additional cast members added today include Sharon Lawrence, Julianna Guill, Mustafa Speaks and Paul Sparks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
The virtual Sorting Room Sessions, the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts' popular nightclub series, returns with four new entertaining on-demand programs featuring a range of Motown, jazz, popular and classical music.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2021
Broadway Alive presents the Ellen's Stardust Diner Alumni Reunion, an interactive musical theatre benefit show, streaming on Sunday, April 18 at 7 PM EDT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Rose plays Naomi, who balances life as a single mother with her career as a homicide detective. She’d do anything for her son, Isaiah.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
The new hires will succeed Operations Manager James McClellan, who stepped down during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will join current staff members John Pecano, Technical Director, Sarah Jane Demetruk, Education Director, and Merle Ford, Maintenance Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton with Dustin Cross, Donna Moore, Mary Mossberg and Babs Winn!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
This year's Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) presents Tony nominee Jenifer Lewis with its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th Annual MAC Awards. Additionally, James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky will be honored for their creation of Stars in the House.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Three dozen of the best from Broadway and the entertainment industry saluted the one-year anniversary of RWQuarantunes, a pandemic-inspired series of invite-only online concerts, by coming together Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a five-hour celebration of Broadway and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Apr 12, 2021
Honestly, I was stumped for ideas on what to write this week, so I decided to share things that I enjoy: my personal favorite songs from a bunch of musicals--basically, recommending songs--one per musical. There’s no particular correlation to any of these other than that I like them all. I hope you enjoy!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Today (April 12) in live streaming: Broadway unites for Arts for Autism, Douglas Lyons is Live at the Lortel, and more!