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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.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022
Dreamgirls is headed to the Red Mountain Theatre next year!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Dom Hartley-Harris, star of West End musicals Hamilton, Bat out of Hell and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, brings his debut solo show Dom Hartley-Harris: Live in London to Crazy Coqs on Wednesday 5 October 2022.
by Jason Davis - Sep 7, 2022
After much recognition, including a festival finalist and selection for a prestigious showcase, For Colored Boyz on the verge of a nervous breakdown when freedom ain't enuff is making its World/ Regional Premiere. Written, directed, and choreographed by Bryan-Keyth Wilson, this choreopoem dives deep into the lived experience of five men of color and the challenges of a racist and oppressive society.
by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2022
Emmy Award-winning star of “Ted Lasso” Hannah Waddingham will chat about her hit show and her new movie, “Hocus Pocus 2.” Premiere week will wrap with Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Viola Davis who will discuss her new film, “The Woman King.” Check out more guests who will be appearing now!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
From stage to screen and screen to stage, Michael Anthony Theatrical debuted its latest production, Lights... Camera... BROADWAY at Chelsea Table and Stage. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
It was reported earlier this month that the iconic Broadway gift shop, One Shubert Alley, would close on October 2nd. It has now been announced that the Araca Group’s merchandise division, Araca Merchandise, will assume management of One Shubert Alley, Broadway’s Theatre Shop, after a brief store renovation.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company will begin its 25th year with a “Starry Soiree” celebration headlined by Emmy, Tony, Grammy and SAG Award Nominee NORM LEWIS. At the October 8th event, attendees will be treated to a concert of musical theatre hits sung by Lewis, Broadway’s first African-American “Phantom” and celebrated artists of stage and screen.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022
We're chatting with Jewelle Blackman of Hadestown, who told us all about her favorite backstage moments, pre-show rituals, and more! Check out her answers here!
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022
Vulture announced the initial lineup for its annual pop-culture extravaganza, Vulture Festival, which is returning for the ninth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile events in which everything you love about Vulture comes to life right before your very eyes. The lineup includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Candi Milo’s dark comedy memoir about her childhood, Surviving the Odd, will be released on October 4th by New Haven Publishing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Show Me Eternity on November 9, 9:30 pm. Which love stories are allowed to be told? Show Me Eternity, a new musical about everlasting love and the erasure of queer identity, tells a story hidden for over a century: the romance between Emily Dickinson and Sue Gilbert.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the second show of their 2022-2023 season, the rarely produced and widely acclaimed military masterpiece A FEW GOOD MEN, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Casey Stangl.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Page 73, along with Working Theater, will presents Bleu Beckford-Burrell’s La Race, directed by Taylor Reynolds (Man Cave, Tambo & Bones), November 21–December 23 at the McGinn/Cazale Theater at WP Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Lillias White is now starring as Missus Hermes in Hadestown, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical. See photos of Lillias White as Missus Hermes here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022
The Flea Theater will present its 2nd Annual House Party entitled Blooming: A Flea Shindiggity, a coming out celebration, presenting to the world a new found vision for the future of experimental art created by Black, Brown and queer artists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning landmark musical Cabaret, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts January 14 - February 12, 2023. Porchlight’s production is directed by Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and music directed by Linda Madonia.
by Candace Cordelia - Sep 22, 2022
Jennie Harney-Fleming recently assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler on Broadway and she is telling us all about the new gig, how she juggles being a mom with being onstage and so much more! Watch the full video interview.
by - Sep 21, 2022
Top stories include Beetlejuice setting its closing date for January 2023. Plus, additional casting has been announced for Guys and Dolls at the Kennedy Center, and more.
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
On a new episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, Sheryl Lee Ralph reminisces about landing her Tony Award-nominated role in original “Dreamgirls” production. The “original Dreamgirl” gives Jennifer a mini masterclass on the musical’s choreography while donning boas,. Watch a video clip of the impromptu 'Dreamgirls' performance!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular on October 31st, 2022 with headliners from Spring Awakening Deaf West Revival alums Russell Harvard and more.
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
David Alan Grier has been cast as Cogsworth in ABC's upcoming animated and live-action blended special, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” Grier will join the previously announced H.E.R. in the role of Belle, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Josh Groban as the Beast, and Rita Moreno as the Narrator.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
Virginia Stage Company welcomes theatre lovers of Hampton Roads and all around as it opens the curtain on it's Forty-Fourth Season with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof written by Tennessee Williams at The Historic Wells Theater (108 East Tazewell Street, Norfolk VA) to be performed September 14th - October 2nd, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
BlackRock Center for the Arts, providing opportunities to explore, celebrate and engage in the arts, invites you to join us for an anniversary season to ignite your inner joy and love of the arts. To kick off this special 20th year, BlackRock will be celebrating an entire week with an artist reception and gallery opening on September 17, social media previews of the season during the week, and a culminating opening party on September 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 2, 2022
Deborah Grace Winer has curated another great night of standards and talent.
by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022
Jennifer Hudson kicks off the premiere episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show' by going back to where it all began. The EGOT winner will reunite with former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell for their first sit-down conversation since she placed seventh on Season 3 of the singing competition series in 2004. The premiere will mark Hudson’s birthday.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022
The Hylton Performing Arts Center welcomes trailblazing Broadway legend and Emmy, Tony, GRAMMY, and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis for An Evening with Norm Lewis on September 18.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular with headliner Russell Harvard (To Kill A Mockingbird, Spring Awakening Deaf West revival) and an ensemble cast of rockers, actors and pop artists. Expect a Twilight Zone-inspired night of musical storytelling and Halloween classics in American Sign Language (ASL).
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively. The new cast members will begin performances in Salt Lake City at The Eccles Theater, where the award-winning musical will play a four-week return engagement from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.  LaMedica and White begin performances on Thursday, September 29, while Hargrave debuts on Thursday, October 13.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s premiere professional theatre, has appointed Eric Jackson as the company’s Associate Artistic and Outreach Director. Jackson will create a new role focused on fostering artistic connections at PTC and with the community-at-large.  
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2022
City Springs Theatre Company kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Check out a first look in the video here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
Acclaimed stage and screen actor Norm Lewis will headline Skylight Night 2022, an annual fundraiser supporting Skylight Music Theatre. It will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in the main ballroom of the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is pleased to welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
City Springs Theatre Company kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Directed and choregraphed by Sara Edwards, toe-tapping production of Cole Porter’s classic 1930s musical will be presented September 9-25, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs). 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022
Go inside Lillias' first performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre and hear her earth-shaking take on the show's opening number and more in the newly released video!
by Team BWW - Sep 13, 2022
All aboard for Lillias White's next Broadway gig! Tonight, Tony Award and Daytime Emmy Award winner assumed the role of Hermes in Hadestown, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, at the Walter Kerr Theatre! See video from inside her first performance!
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2022
The Paramount Theatre launches its 11th Broadway Series with Dreamgirls, August 31-October 16, 2022. Get a first look at the cast in action!
by Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022
Kenan Thompson hosted the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12 on NBC. Notable winners included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Smart, Zendaya, Amanda Seyfried, Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus, Succession, and more. Check out the complete list of winners below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2022
The Paramount Theatre launches its 11th Broadway Series with Dreamgirls, August 31-October 16, 2022. Go inside the opening night curtain call and meet the cast!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
Brooklyn Tavern Theater will revive Dan Furman's immersive musical event, IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE. This original 'tavern musical' will tour the Brooklyn and New York areas with an opening run at the historic The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY @ 7:30 pm on October 14 & 15; 28 & 29.
by Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022
Sheryl Lee Ralph was nominated for a Tony Award for originating the role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls. She has also been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more. Watch a video of her acceptance speech the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary.
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Sep 11, 2022
What did our critic think of DREAMGIRLS at Paramount Theatre Aurora IL?
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2022
The Paramount Theatre launches its 11th Broadway Series with Dreamgirls, August 31-October 16, 2022. Get a first look at the new production photos here!
by Team BWW - Sep 10, 2022
Enjoy songs from musicals like Dreamgirls, Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Beetlejuice, Next to Normal, Gypsy, The Music Man, Side Show, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Blood Brothers, The Phantom of the Opera, Dear Evan Hansen, Songs for a New World, Les Miserables, Merrily We Roll Along, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Sunday in the Park with George, and many more!
by BWW Staff - Sep 1, 2022
Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up in September are The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Dreamgirls, Clyde's and more!
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2022
The new series stars Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, Power) and rising young actress and singer Madison Taylor Baez (Selena: The Series) as well as Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot), Ian Foreman (Merry Wish-Mas), Jacob Buster (Colony), Nick Stahl (Sin City) and Kevin Carroll (Snowfall).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts & Mark Cortale will present the return the Broadway @ The Wallis concert series with internationally acclaimed Tony®, Obie®, and Emmy® Award-winner Lillias White, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7 PM, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2022
Eli Pasic presents a one-man version of his newest comedy, The Exorcist: An Operetta! A tongue-in-cheek variation of the 1970s horror classic, Eli Pasic will render the tale by way of narration, dialogue, and song! Don't miss a tuneful jaunt through this dazzling portal to hell! You'll be possessed with laughter from start to finish!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
In MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre, Sheldon Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 4, 2022
Jason Graae brings his Graaetest (not a typo!) Hits – The Sequel to the El Portal October 21, 2022, accompanied by musical director Gerald Sternbach. I got a chance to catch up with Jerry after years of path-crossing at benefits and concerts.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022
Producer Mark Cortale's internationally acclaimed Broadway Concert Series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed “The Mayor of Broadway,” returns to Lillian S. Wells Hall in The Parker with Tony and Drama Desk Award Winners and critically acclaimed powerhouse talents Chita Rivera, Ramin Karimloo and Jessie Mueller.

Dreamgirls Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Dreamgirls have their been?
Dreamgirls has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1983, US Tour which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2004, Philadelphia, PA (Regional) which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2030 and Broadway which opened in 9999.

What Tony Awards has Dreamgirls been nominated for?
Best Revival for Marvin A. Krauss and Best Revival for Irving Siders.

What other awards has Dreamgirls been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival (Drama Desk Awards) for Dreamgirls.

What productions of Dreamgirls have their been?
Dreamgirls has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1983, US Tour which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2004, Philadelphia, PA (Regional) which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2030 and Broadway which opened in 9999.

What awards has Dreamgirls been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival (Drama Desk Awards) for Dreamgirls.

What songs are in Dreamgirls and what's the order?
I'm Looking for Something
Goin' Downtown
Takin' the Long Way Home
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)
Fake Your Way to the Top
Cadillac Car
Steppin' to the Bad Side
Party, Party
I Want You Baby
Family
Dreamgirls
Press Conference
Only the Beginning
Heavy
It's All Over
And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
Love Love You Baby
Las Vegas Act Two Opening
I Am Changing
One More Picture Please
When I First Saw You
Got to Be Good Times
Ain't No Party
I Meant You No Harm
Quintette
The Rap
Firing of Jimmy
I Miss You Old Friend
One Night Only
I'm Somebody
Faith in Myself
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love
This Is Gonna Be My Time
I Found You
'Dreams' Medley
I Am Melody
Tangerine Skies
I’ve Got Feelings
Rainbow Shines
I’m the New Girl
Sometimes the Nights Get Lonely
Show Business
I Want to Leave
Big Man
Can You See Me?
Listen
Love You I Do
Patience
Perfect World

What is the order of songs in Dreamgirls and what's the order?
I'm Looking for Something
Goin' Downtown
Takin' the Long Way Home
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)
Fake Your Way to the Top
Cadillac Car
Steppin' to the Bad Side
Party, Party
I Want You Baby
Family
Dreamgirls
Press Conference
Only the Beginning
Heavy
It's All Over
And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
Love Love You Baby
Las Vegas Act Two Opening
I Am Changing
One More Picture Please
When I First Saw You
Got to Be Good Times
Ain't No Party
I Meant You No Harm
Quintette
The Rap
Firing of Jimmy
I Miss You Old Friend
One Night Only
I'm Somebody
Faith in Myself
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love
This Is Gonna Be My Time
I Found You
'Dreams' Medley
I Am Melody
Tangerine Skies
I’ve Got Feelings
Rainbow Shines
I’m the New Girl
Sometimes the Nights Get Lonely
Show Business
I Want to Leave
Big Man
Can You See Me?
Listen
Love You I Do
Patience
Perfect World

What productions of Dreamgirls have there been?
Dreamgirls has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1983, US Tour which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2004, Philadelphia, PA (Regional) which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2030 and Broadway which opened in 9999.