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Dreamgirls   

 
Ambassador Theatre , (6/28/1987 - 11/29/1987)
First Preview:Jun 22, 1987 Total Previews:7
Opening Date:Jun 28, 1987   
Closing Date:Nov 29, 1987 Total Performances:177

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss and Irving Siders
Originally produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Bob Avian, David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Marc Falcone; Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Production Supervised by Bob Avian; Co - Choreographer: Michael Peters
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Styles by Ted Azar
General Manager: Joey Parnes and Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Allan Williams
Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford; Stage Manager: Thomas A. Bartlett and Robert B. Gould; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Musical Coordinator: Yolanda Segovia; Assistant Conductor: Jeff Conrad
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; New York Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Press Representative International Tour: Norman Zagier; Dance Captain: Brenda Braxton; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Susan Beaubian One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Michelle Morris
Stephen Bourneuf Dave
TV Stage Manager
Ensemble
Yvette Louise Cason Charlene
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Tim Cassidy Frank
a press agent
Ensemble
Robert Clater One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Bobby Daye One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Matthew Dickens One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Germaine Edwards One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Robert Fowler One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
Carl
a piano player
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Alisa Gyse Deena Jones
Rhetta Hughes One of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Roy L. Jones Marty
Lynda McConnell Joanne
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Kevyn Morrow C.C. White
Milton Craig Nealy Wayne
Ensemble
Leonard Piggee Tiny Joe Dixon
Jerry
a nightclub owner
Security Guard
Ensemble
Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr. James Thunder Early
R. Lachanze Sapp One of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Vernon Spencer The M.C.
Mr. Morgan
Ensemble
David Thomé One of "The James Early Band"
Dwight
a TV Director
Film Executive
Ensemble
Weyman Thompson Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Shirley Tripp One of "The Sweethearts"
Ensemble
Loraine Velez One of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "The Sweethearts"
Arnetia Walker Lorrell Robinson
Fuschia Walker Edna Burke
Ensemble
Lillias White Effie Melody White
Swings: Brenda Braxton, Phillip Gilmore, Graciela Simpson and Darryl Eric Tribble
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson), Brenda Braxton (Charlene, Edna Burke, Joanne, Lorrell Robinson, One of "The Sweethearts"), Yvette Louise Cason (Effie Melody White), Tim Cassidy (Dave), Robert Clater (Dwight, Wayne), Bobby Daye (C.C. White), Phillip Gilmore (Carl, Dwight, James Thunder Early, Mr. Morgan, Security Guard, TV Stage Manager, The M.C., Tiny Joe Dixon, Wayne), Rhetta Hughes (Lorrell Robinson), Lynda McConnell (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Milton Craig Nealy (Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Jerry, Marty, The M.C.), Leonard Piggee (Marty), R. Lachanze Sapp (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Graciela Simpson (Charlene, Edna Burke, Joanne, One of "The Sweethearts"), Vernon Spencer (Jerry, Marty), David Thomé (Frank), Darryl Eric Tribble (Carl, Frank, Security Guard, Tiny Joe Dixon), Arnetia Walker (Effie Melody White) and Fuschia Walker (Effie Melody White)
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Revival [nominee]
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss and Irving Siders
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr.
 1988 Outstanding Revival [nominee]
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss and Irving Siders
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
ACT 1Sung By
I'm Looking for Something Stepp Sisters
Goin' Downtown Little Albert and the Tru-Tones
Takin' the Long Way Home Tiny Joe Dixon
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart) Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the Top James Thunder Early and Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the Top James Early Band
Cadillac Car Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty and Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise)Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise)Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise)Dave and Sweethearts
Steppin' to the Bad Side Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Dreamettes and Company
Party, Party Company
I Want You Baby James Thunder Early and Dreamettes
Family C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Dreamgirls Dreams
Press Conference Company
Only the Beginning Curtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
Heavy Dreams
Heavy (Reprise)Dreams and Curtis Taylor, Jr.
It's All Over Curtis 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 Going Effie Melody White
Love Love You Baby Dreams
ACT 2Sung By
"Dreams" Medley Deena Jones, Dreams and Company
I Am Changing Effie Melody White
One More Picture Please Company
When I First Saw You Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good Times Five Tuxedos
Ain't No Party Lorrell Robinson and James Thunder Early
I Meant You No Harm James Thunder Early
Quintette Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
The Rap James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty, Curtis Taylor, Jr., Frank (a press agent), Lorrell Robinson and Company
I Miss You Old Friend Effie Melody White, Marty, C.C. White and Les Style
One Night Only Effie Melody White
One Night Only (Reprise)Deena Jones, Dreams and Company
I'm Somebody Deena Jones and Dreams
Faith in Myself Effie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love Deena Jones and Dreams