Dreamgirls Revival

Opened: September 24, 2001
Closing: September 24, 2001

Dreamgirls - 2001 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ford Center for the Performing Arts
213 W. 42nd St. New York, NY 10036

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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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 19th, 2023
by - Oct 19, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 19, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2023

The complete cast has been set for the world premiere of Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

New Works Provincetown Commissions Projects From Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Learn about the exciting collaborations and commissions announced by New Works Provincetown, featuring talented artists like Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons, and more. Find out what projects they will be working on and when you can catch these innovative performances.

Open Jar Studios Reveals Shows Selected For 2nd Edition Of BROADWAY SHARK TANK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

Open Jar Studios and GIGNITION revealed the shows selected for the 2nd edition of Broadway Shark Tank.

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2023

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will welcome members of the original, Tony Award-winning company of the musical Avenue Q for a special edition of their lockdown roundtable series, Stars in the House.

Porchlight Names Felicia P. Fields and Kenny Ingram as Honorary Co-Chairs for PORCHLIGHT ICONS: CELEBRATING BEN VEREEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Learn about the exciting announcement of honorary co-chairs, Broadway veterans Felicia P. Fields and Kenny Ingram, and the talented cast for Porchlight's production of PORCHLIGHT ICONS: CELEBRATING BEN VEREEN. Don't miss this star-studded celebration of a legendary performer.

STARS IN THE HOUSE To Host 20th Anniversary Reunion Of Todd Graff's Film CAMP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023

Join the STARS IN THE HOUSE livestreamed concert and reunion as they host the 20th Anniversary Reunion of Todd Graff's film CAMP. Featuring the film's writer and director, Todd Graff, along with cast members Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, and more.

Norm Lewis, Krysta Rodriguez, Patina Miller & More to Join 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 15, 2023

Get all the details about the star-studded 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS event, including the latest lineup additions and information on the date and location. Don't miss out on this amazing event in support of foster kids.

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Starring Leslie Odom, Jr. Sets September Opening Night Date on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2023

The first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by legendary Ossie Davis will officially open in September. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights in Memory Of Robin Wagner on June 17
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2023

The Broadway community honors the memory of Robin Wagner, the triple Tony Award-winning scenic designer who worked on more than 60 Broadway shows in a career that spanned over five decades.

Three-Time Tony Award-Winning Designer Robin Wagner Dies at 89
by Alan Henry - May 29, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Robin Wagner, who designed scenery for landmark, critically acclaimed Broadway shows for over 50 years.

Azuka Theatre to Close Season with World Premiere of Christine Evans' GALILEE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023

Azuka Theatre will close their 2022/2023 season with the World Premiere of Galilee written by Christine Evans and directed by Azuka's Co-Artistic Director Rebecca May Flowers.

Full Casts & Complete Lineup Set for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete principal casts, creative teams, and events planned for the previously announced summer season.

New Muhammad Ali Musical ALI Will Have its World Premiere In Louisville in Fall 2024
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2023

The World Premiere of ALI will be presented in Ali's hometown of Louisville, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in Fall 2024. Learn more about the show here!

World Premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck & More Set for New York City Ballet's 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2023

New York City Ballet has announced its 2023-24 season featuring world premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and more! See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

BACK TO THE FUTURE North American Tour to Launch Summer 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2023

The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will launch a North American Tour in the summer of 2024. See tour stops, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Jennifer Holliday Performs 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From DREAMGIRLS on TAMRON HALL
by Michael Major - Mar 15, 2023

Jennifer Holliday, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning original star of Dreamgirls, appeared on Tamron Hall for a special performance of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.' Holliday won a Grammy Award for the performance of the show-stopping Dreamgirls song and her Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Effie White. Watch the video!

SETH RUDETSKY AND FRIENDS Will Return To Café Carlyle March 13 & April 3
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 9, 2023

The ever-popular Seth Rudetsky will play two completely different shows this month and next.

Review: SETH RUDETSKY Shares His “Dreamgirls” Obsession at Café Carlyle
by Cary Wong - Feb 23, 2023

For Seth Rudetsky's latest residency at the Café Carlyle, he invites Broadway singers to discuss and perform songs highlighting one show. For the February 20 performance, Rudetsky returns to “Dreamgirls,” and you could feel his passion for the show, which includes legendary lore, backstage gossip and of course, the songs.

Jennifer Holliday and Talia Suskauer to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 18, 2023

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Interview: Joy Woods of North Carolina Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 2, 2023

From February 7th-12th, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting DREAMGIRLS at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, which is located inside Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. I had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Joy Woods, who will be taking on the role of Deena Jones. Some of her previous credits include the Off-Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the Broadway production of SIX, and most recently the world premiere stage musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE NOTEBOOK in Chicago.

See Jennifer Holliday, the Original Broadway Cast of PIPPIN & More Next Month at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See February's lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS
by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Jennifer Holliday Returns to 54 Below in February as Part of the Diamond Series
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2022

Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her highly anticipated return to 54 Below with a show featuring Broadway love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day week.


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
Press Conference
Only the Beginning
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
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?
Love You I Do
Perfect World
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.



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