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Dreamgirls   

 
Ford Center for the Performing Arts, (9/24/2001 - 9/24/2001)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 24, 2001    
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2001 Total Performances: 1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.
Comments: The 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert for the Actor's Fund. "One night only."



Production Staff [Collapse]
Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Associate Producer: Andrew Kato and Tim Pinckney
Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky
Directed by Brenda Braxton and Danny Herman; Choreographed by Brenda Braxton and Danny Herman; Associate Choreographer: Devanand N. Janki and Robert Tatad
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Scenic Consultant: Michael Brown; Make-Up Design by MAC Cosmetics
Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke
Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Stage Manager: Evan Ensign, Marci Glotzer, Mahlon Kruse and Stephen Gruse
Conducted by Seth Rudetsky
Moving Light Programmer: David Arch; Wardrobe Supervisor: Nanette Golia; Costume Coordinator: Michael Harrell; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Cast
Heather HeadleyLorrell Robinson
Audra McDonaldDeena Jones
Lillias WhiteEffie Melody White
Darius de HaasC.C. White
Norm LewisCurtis Taylor, Jr.
Billy PorterJames Thunder Early
James StovallMarty
Tamara TunieMichelle Morris
Adrian BaileyTiny Joe Dixon
Philip Michael BaskervilleEnsemble
Shoshana BeanEnsemble
David BenoitEnsemble
John BoltonDwight
a TV Director
TV Stage Manager
Paul CastreeDave
Kate Coffman-LloydEnsemble
Tomé CousinOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Rosa CurryOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
Kyra Little DaCostaOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
Christopher F. DavisEnsemble
Bobby DayeWayne
Aisha de HaasCharlene
One of "Les Style"
Bernard DotsonOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Angelo FraboniEnsemble
André GarnerOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Steve GearyEnsemble
Malcolm GetsFilm Executive
Montego GloverOne of "Les Style"
Edgar GodineauxEnsemble
Deidre GoodwinOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
James HarknessEnsemble
Derric HarrisEnsemble
E. Lynn HarrisAnnouncer
Adam HunterEnsemble
Denis JonesEnsemble
Audrey KlingerEnsemble
Darren LeeEnsemble
Adriane LenoxJoanne
One of "Les Style"
Brandi Chavonne MasseyEnsemble
One of "Les Style"
Brian Stokes MitchellJerry
a nightclub owner
Jason OpsahlEnsemble
OrfehPhotographer
Brad OscarFilm Executive
Sara RamirezEnsemble
T. Oliver ReidEnsemble
Alice RipleyOne of "The Sweethearts"
Ric RyderEnsemble
Emily SkinnerOne of "The Sweethearts"
Dennis StoweOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Lee SummersThe M.C.
Mr. Morgan
Richard WaitsOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Patrick WilsonFilm Executive
Eric WoodallFrank
a press agent
Virginia WoodrufEnsemble
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
ACT 1 Sung By
I'm Looking for SomethingThe Stepp Sisters
Goin' DowntownLittle Albert and the Tru-Tones
Takin' the Long Way HomeTiny Joe Dixon
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Fake Your Way to the TopJames Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and The James Early Band
Cadillac CarCurtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty and The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) Dave and the Sweethearts
Steppin' to the Bad SideCurtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and The Company
Party, PartyThe Company
I Want You BabyJames Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
FamilyC.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
DreamgirlsEffie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Press ConferenceThe Company
Only the BeginningCurtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
HeavyEffie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Heavy (Reprise) Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
It's All OverCurtis Taylor, Jr., Effie Melody White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingEffie Melody White
Love Love You BabyLorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and Michelle Morris
ACT 2 Sung By
Dreamgirls (Reprise) Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and The Company
I Am ChangingEffie Melody White
One More Picture PleaseThe Company
When I First Saw YouCurtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good TimesThe Five Tuxedos
Ain't No PartyLorrell Robinson and James Thunder Early
I Meant You No HarmJames Thunder Early
QuintetteDeena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
The RapJames Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty, Frank (a press agent), Lorrell Robinson and The Company
I Miss You Old FriendEffie Melody White, Marty, C.C. White and Les Style
One Night OnlyEffie Melody White
One Night Only (Reprise) Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and The Company
I'm SomebodyDeena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris
Faith in MyselfEffie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My LoveDeena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris