A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “D” is for DREAMGIRLS


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Dreamgirls, based not only on The Supremes but on other R&B acts such as The Shirelles, James Brown, and Jackie Wilson, follows a female singing trio called “The Dreams” on their way to stardom. The musical opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on December 20, 1981 on Broadway and went on to win six Tony Awards.

Set in 1962, the original Broadway cast included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and, of course, the inimitable Jennifer Holliday as Effie White. Here she is, in a performance that (even in poor video quality) will knock your socks off.