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Dreamgirls - 2001 - Broadway

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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Ford Center for the Performing Arts

(New York, NY)
213 W. 42nd St.
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by Team BWW - Sep 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the return of The Seth Concert Series this fall! Regular Sunday evening performances will resume beginning October 3rd at 8 PM - with a five star lineup now on sale.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
North Carolina Theatre announced today that the leading role of “Billie Holiday” in their upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed by Angela Robinson, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2021
(mostly)musicals at Feinstein's at Vitello's With (mostly)musicals' next show, CLOTHES LINES, just around the corner on September 15th, let's look back at their sold out return to the stage on Wednesday, July 7th, HAPPY RETURNS! It was the first show in front of a LIVE audience on the Vitello's stage after 16 dark months, so of course it sold out in advance. Producer amy francis schott says, “We could not be more thrilled and honored to have been invited to be the first show back at our favorite venue after so many months!”
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 5, 2021
Are you in the mood for an ensemble romp, some familiar stories, an ethics-heavy main character, beautiful harmonies and a good meal? In GODSPELL at Toby’s, a cast of stalwart Toby’s regulars create beautiful moments individually and in groups. Directors Mark Minnik and David James update the storytelling to include contemporary iconography.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
NPT's signature event, So Ya Wanna Be A Broadway Star (October 2, 2021 11-3pm) is a chance for singers and actors from age 8 to adult to audition and receive professional feedback from Broadway and film casting directors, agents and producers on the lawn!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
'Dreamgirls' follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars. The show is based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021
West End LIVE is finally back on stage, heralding the triumphant return of London's world-leading theatre industry. Forming part of Westminster City Council's Inside Out Festival and the Society of London Theatre's #BackOnStage campaign, West End LIVE will see Trafalgar Square transformed into an open-air theatre like no other, treating thousands of theatre fans to free performances from the West End's top shows over the weekend of 18 and 19 September.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2021
Coinciding with DREAMGIRLS 40th Anniversary, DREAMGIRLS’ original Effie Jennifer Holliday will perform her concert HERE’S TO LIFE at The Wallis October 9, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Jennifer of her current LIFE, her signature song, and her one-upping lockdown.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
The soul of the blues wails out full and strong when Long Beach's International City Theatre, in association with L.A.'s Ebony Repertory Theatre, presents the Tony and Olivier award nominated, Sheldon Epps-conceived musical Blues in the Night.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
The full cast has been released for Dreamgirls, as it embarks on its first ever tour of the UK, opening at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2021
The hit Broadway musical, Moulin Rouge!, is set to make its West End debut this November!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2021
One of Bay Area's favorite Actors , finds himself re-living a reality while bringing others along on the ride to mass exposure. Dedrick Weathersby, continues his National Tour of Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
The Book of Mormon, the smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, resumes its UK and European Tour at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 12 October 2021, and will return to the Prince of Wales Theatre in London to continue its seven year sold out run from 15 November 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2021
The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced its 2021-2022 Season!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Casting is being announced for the Broadway return of THE BOOK OF MORMON. The production, the winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, resumes performances on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
The Shubert Organization received more than $82.3 million from a recent real estate deal. The Broadway theatre company recently agreed to sell two vacant lots on Eighth Avenue, as well as the air rights above the Imperial Theatre. The spaces were sold to real estate developer, Extell Development Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The TheaterMakers Studio will present the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year's event is 'Places Please.' The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 12, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with star of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Eureka!, who is now starring in Women Behind Bars, now available to stream on www.broadwayhd.com.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2021
Fame comes and goes. Dreams live forever. The Dreams, an all-girl trio of soul singers, rise to the top of the pop charts and become superstars. But can they survive the cold, competitive world of show business?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
North Carolina Theatre has announced that the leading role of “Billie Holiday” in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill will be performed by Angela Robinson in the upcoming production directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 10, 2021
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 213th season with a rousing musical tribute to some of the greatest female voices of the 20th century in Beehive – The '60s Musical. Created by Larry Gallagher and directed and choregraphed by Richard Stafford.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2021
Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha Franklin's most iconic song, 'Respect,' in this new clip from the film of the same name.
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2021
Vivo, a musically gifted kinkajou (aka a rainforest 'honey bear') embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to deliver a song to his cherished owner's long-lost love, with the help of Gabi - an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
The producers of the hit musical have also announced complete casting for the relaunch of the North American Tour. Talia Suskauer (Elphaba), Allison Bailey (Glinda), Sharon Sachs (Madame Morrible) and Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner Cleavant Derricks (The Wizard) will return to their roles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
WICKED will be the first Broadway tour to resume performances in the U.S. following the pandemic shutdown.  The musical will relaunch at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas from August 3 – September 5, 2021, kicking off the 2021-2022 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 7, 2021
The great creators of Broadway musicals know how best to wrap up an act- with a show-stopping finale. Some of the most memorable tunes in the musical theatre canon happen just before intermission, leaving an impression that sparks interest and anticipation for the show's conclusion.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2021
Listen to and learn about the VIVO Original Soundcheck album! It features all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning creator of Hamilton and In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Gloria Estefan, Juan de Marcos, Zoe Saldaña, Brian Henry Tyree and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 5, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the outdoor production of Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, is now playing through August 29.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 4, 2021
Robert Hartwell, founder of Broadway Collective, is teaming up with Discovery+ on a new home renovation series, Taking Back The House.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
Current subscribers see their 43rd season officially kick off this December with a new production of the holiday classic: A Merry Little Christmas Carol by Mark Shanahan, and will end in June, 2022 with Duncan MacMillan’s Every Brilliant Thing: an immersive storytelling experience that blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of an adult growing up in the shadow of mental illness, and learning to grapple with their own experiences with love, loss, and depression. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
Celebrating Broadway’s return, Seth’s Broadway Breakdown will premiere with a press preview on Sunday, September 12, with performances three times a week starting on October 15th. The show will be produced by Asylum NYC’s artistic director, Alan Kliffer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
Adrienne Warren has signed a one-year development deal with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, which produces the civil rights movement limited series starring Warren, Women of the Movement.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Jessica Vosk, who starred most recently as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, will make her Broadway @ The Art House series debut on Monday, August 30th at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 23, 2021
Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have just announced casting for the Broadway company of CHICAGO, which resumes performances at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W 49th St, NYC) on Tuesday, September 14th. Leading the company will be Bianca Marroquín making her debut in the role of Velma Kelly, Tony Award-winner Lillias White as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Casting for the roles of Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn will officially be announced soon, but according to an Instagram post from casting office Stewart/Whitley, Ana Villafañe will play Roxie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
West End LIVE is finally back on stage, heralding the triumphant return of London’s world-leading theatre industry. West End LIVE will see Trafalgar Square transformed into an open-air theatre like no other, treating thousands of theatre fans to free performances from the West End’s top shows over the weekend of 18 and 19 September. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021
Over the next five weeks alone, between now and Labor Day weekend, The Art House and Town Hall in Provincetown will host a “who’s who” constellation of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars with no less than sixteen individual shows opening across the two venues’ three stages.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
Get ready for some totally outrageous and unfiltered fun! BroadwayHD will be bringing a brand new film capture of the 1970s cult hit Women Behind Bars exclusively to the service on August 26th. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced it plans to resume live indoor performances beginning in October with an eclectic array of entertaining and groundbreaking programming for the first half of its 2021/2022 Season that encompasses produced and presented works in dance, theater, music, and cinema.
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2021
Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete 2021/22 Season, featuring artists such as Noah Diaz, Will Davis, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicole Brewer, R. Eric Thomas, Stevie Walker-Webb, Eliana Pipes, Laurie Woolery, Anne Carson, Mike Donahue and Diana Oh
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the outdoor production of Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, had a successful opening night and, due to popular demand, performances are now extended through Sunday, September 5.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2021
The season will conclude in the summer of 2022 with a 50th Anniversary production of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak’s musical GODSPELL, directed by the company’s newly appointed Managing and Casting Director Christopher Pazdernik and choreographed by Jeff award-winner Jenna Schoppe (She/Her).
by Ricky Pope - Aug 13, 2021
Lillias White (Dreamgirls, Cats, Once On This Island, How to Succeed, The Life, Fela!) is the kind of performer who engenders adoration. She serves up joy and talent in giant portions in everything she does. She won the Tony for The Life, the Obie for Romance in Hard Times, and a Daytime Emmy for her role on Sesame Street. She was also Tony-nominated for her stunning turn in Fela! Her voice is instantly recognizable. No one sings like her. The force of her voice and her presence is as elemental as air, water, earth, and fire.
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2021
The Franklin sisters collaborate on writing the title song in this new clip from the biopic.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2021
Last week, the international sensation WICKED became the first Broadway tour to resume performances in the U.S. following the pandemic shutdown. The musical celebrated its relaunch at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on August 3 to a very excited audience.
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2021
Hear Hudson sing one of Aretha Franklin's most iconic songs.