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The Dream Girls

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Transcript of The Dream Girls

The Dream Girls Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Imperial Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 20, 1981
Total Performances: 1521
Original Cast: Jennifer Holliday, Obba Babatunde, Cleavant Derricks, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Director and Choreographer: Michael Bennett
Musical Director: Yolanda Segovia
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design: Tharon Musser 1987 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Ambassador Theatre
Opening Night: Jun 28, 1987
Total Performances: 177
Original Cast: Alisa Gyse, Kevyn Morrow, Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr., Weyman Thompson, Arnetia Walker, Lillias White
Director and Choreographer: Michael Bennett
Musical Director: Marc Falcone
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design: Tharon Musser 2001 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Opening Night: Sep 24, 2001
Total Performances: 1
Original Cast: Heather Headley, Audra McDonald, Lillias White, Darius de Haas, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, James Stovall, Tamara Tunie, Adrian Bailey
Director and Choreographer: Brenda Braxton and Danny Herman
Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Michael Brown
Lighting Design: Paul Gallo 1982 Track Listing 1."Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)" – 1:56
2."Fake Your Way to the Top" – 2:27
3."Cadillac Car" – 3:32
4."Steppin' to the Bad Side" – 3:44
5."Family" – 3:19
6."Dreamgirls" – 3:14
7."Press Conference – 1:40
8."And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" – 4:05 Side one Side two
1."Ain't No Party" – 2:08
2."When I First Saw You" – 2:41
3."I Am Changing" – 3:59
4."I Meant You No Harm" – 1:05
5."The Rap" – 1:41
6."Firing of Jimmy" – 2:36
7."I Miss You Old Friend" – 1:33
8."One Night Only" – 3:42
9."Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love" – 3:36 Summary/Plot Based on the 1981 Broadway musical comes Dreamgirls, a story of greed, tough hate, and romance. Three young women - Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson - desire to become pop stars and get their wish when they're picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. Then they're set free for leads, but Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide for Deena to be lead which upsets Effie.
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