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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 BeaubianOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
Michelle Morris
Stephen BourneufDave
TV Stage Manager
Ensemble
Yvette Louise CasonCharlene
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Tim CassidyFrank
a press agent
Ensemble
Robert ClaterOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Bobby DayeOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Matthew DickensOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Film Executive
Ensemble
Germaine EdwardsOne of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The James Early Band"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Ensemble
Robert FowlerOne 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 GyseDeena Jones
Rhetta HughesOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Roy L. JonesMarty
Lynda McConnellJoanne
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Kevyn MorrowC.C. White
Milton Craig NealyWayne
Ensemble
Leonard PiggeeTiny Joe Dixon
Jerry
a nightclub owner
Security Guard
Ensemble
Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr.James Thunder Early
R. Lachanze SappOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "Les Style"
Ensemble
Vernon SpencerThe M.C.
Mr. Morgan
Ensemble
David ThoméOne of "The James Early Band"
Dwight
a TV Director
Film Executive
Ensemble
Weyman ThompsonCurtis Taylor, Jr.
Shirley TrippOne of "The Sweethearts"
Ensemble
Loraine VelezOne of "The Stepp Sisters"
One of "The Sweethearts"
Arnetia WalkerLorrell Robinson
Fuschia WalkerEdna Burke
Ensemble
Lillias WhiteEffie 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 1 Sung By
I'm Looking for SomethingStepp Sisters
Goin' DowntownLittle Albert and the Tru-Tones
Takin' the Long Way HomeTiny Joe Dixon
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the TopJames Thunder Early and Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the TopJames Early Band
Cadillac CarCurtis 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 SideCurtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Dreamettes and Company
Party, PartyCompany
I Want You BabyJames Thunder Early and Dreamettes
FamilyC.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
DreamgirlsDreams
Press ConferenceCompany
Only the BeginningCurtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
HeavyDreams
Heavy (Reprise) Dreams and Curtis Taylor, Jr.
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 BabyDreams
ACT 2 Sung By
"Dreams" MedleyDeena Jones, Dreams and Company
I Am ChangingEffie Melody White
One More Picture PleaseCompany
When I First Saw YouCurtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good TimesFive 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, Curtis Taylor, Jr., Frank (a press agent), Lorrell Robinson and 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, Dreams and Company
I'm SomebodyDeena Jones and Dreams
Faith in MyselfEffie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My LoveDeena Jones and Dreams