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Dreamgirls Production History

Dreamgirls Show Information

  • One Night Only (working title)
  • Project #9 (working title)
  • Previews: December 09, 1981 (10 previews)
    Opening:December 20, 1981
    Closing:August 11, 1985
    # Performances:1521
    Theatres: Imperial Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    12/9/1981 - 8/11/1985
    Production Type:Original Production
    Run Type:Open Run
    Market:Broadway
    Intermissions:1
    Show type Musical
    Other titles:
    • Big Dreams (working title)

    Other Productions of Dreamgirls

    1981   Broadway Original Broadway Production
    Broadway
    1983   US Tour 1st National Tour
    US Tour
    1985   US Tour 2nd National Tour
    US Tour
    1987   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
    Broadway
    1995   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
    Milburn, NJ (Regional)
    2001   Broadway New York Concert
    Broadway
    2004   US Tour Touring Revival
    US Tour
    2005   Philadelphia, PA (Regional) Prince Music Theatre Revival
    Philadelphia, PA (Regional)
    2009   US Tour Touring Revival
    US Tour
    2016   West End West End Premiere Production
    West End
    Broadway Broadway Revival
    Broadway

    Dreamgirls - 1981 Broadway Awards and Nominations

    Note: Award winners will appear on a background
    Year Ceremony Category Nominee
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Jennifer Holliday
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Sheryl Lee Ralph
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Bennett
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Cleavant Derricks
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design Tharon Musser
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Tom Eyen
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical 0
    1982 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Robin Wagner
    1982 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Tharon Musser
    1982 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Robin Wagner
    1982 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Tom Eyen
    1982 Tony Awards Best Choreography Michael Bennett
    1982 Tony Awards Best Choreography Michael Peters
    1982 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge
    1982 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Michael Bennett
    1982 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Tharon Musser
    1982 Tony Awards Best Musical Michael Bennett
    1982 Tony Awards Best Musical Bob Avian
    1982 Tony Awards Best Musical The Shubert Organization
    1982 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Henry Krieger
    1982 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Tom Eyen
    1982 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Obba Babatunde
    1982 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Ben Harney
    1982 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Jennifer Holliday
    1982 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Sheryl Lee Ralph
    1982 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Robin Wagner