History Theatre / Dreamgirls

24th Aug '16 12:02:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: ArethaFranklin, Loretta Divine (who played Lorell in the original play), [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun John Lithgow]], and [[Series/TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] in TheMovie.

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* TheCameo: ArethaFranklin, Music/ArethaFranklin, Loretta Divine (who played Lorell in the original play), [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun John Lithgow]], and [[Series/TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] in TheMovie.
10th Jun '16 10:24:08 AM NWolfman
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* StylisticSuck: The "whitened up" version of "Cadillac Car."
6th May '16 10:01:02 AM Maestrojosh87
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* ArcWords: "Showbiz. It's just showbiz."-sung by the backstage chorus whenever [[OhCrap something really bad happens to the characters]].
1st May '16 4:35:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: "Ain't No Party", where Lorrell voices her frustrations at Jimmy for not marrying her. A shame it was cut in the movie, since it gives her a bit of an edge.
15th Apr '16 2:20:48 PM lakingsif
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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. As Jimmy begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, much to Effie's chagrin. Drama ensues.

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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, Music/TheSupremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. As Jimmy begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, much to Effie's chagrin. Drama ensues.
28th Feb '16 2:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: ArethaFranklin, Loretta Divine (who played Lorell in the original play), [[ThirdRockFromTheSun John Lithgow]], and [[TheOffice John Krasinski]] in TheMovie.

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* TheCameo: ArethaFranklin, Loretta Divine (who played Lorell in the original play), [[ThirdRockFromTheSun [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun John Lithgow]], and [[TheOffice [[Series/TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] in TheMovie.
19th Dec '15 12:04:19 PM DesertDragon
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One of the most beloved plays with a predominantly-black cast, ''Dreamgirls'' was nominated for several awards when it came out, including Best Musical. Jennifer Holliday won the Tony for Best Actress and later a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance for the play's showstopping number, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." In the 2006 film, Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the role, one of the few performers to win for their first film.

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One of the most beloved plays with a predominantly-black cast, ''Dreamgirls'' was nominated for several awards Tony Awards when it came out, including though it lost Best Musical. Musical to ''Theater/{{Nine}}''. However, Jennifer Holliday won the Tony for Best Actress for the role of Effie, and later a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance for the play's showstopping number, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." In the 2006 film, Jennifer Hudson won an the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the same role, one of the few performers to win for their first film.
19th Dec '15 12:01:47 PM DesertDragon
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One of the most beloved plays with a predominantly-black cast, ''Dreamgirls'' was nominated for several awards when it came out, including Best Musical. Jennifer Holliday won the Tony for Best Actress and later a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance for the play's showstopping number, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." In the 2006 film, Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the role, one of the few performers to win for their first film.
19th Dec '15 11:41:38 AM DesertDragon
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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. As Jimmy begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, pushing her to the top, and leaving Effie quite out in the cold. Years later, Curtis' ambitions for Deena clash with Effie's attempts to start on her own. More Drama Ensues.

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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. As Jimmy begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, pushing her much to the top, and leaving Effie quite out in the cold. Years later, Curtis' ambitions for Deena clash with Effie's attempts to start on her own. More chagrin. Drama Ensues.ensues.
19th Dec '15 11:39:19 AM DesertDragon
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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. While the Thunderman begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, pushing her to the top, and leaving Effie quite out in the cold. Years later, Curtis' ambitions for Deena clash with Effie's attempts to start on her own. More Drama Ensues.

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Mainly inspired by the story of The Supremes, ''Dreamgirls'' follows the lives of the Dreams, composed of full-figured and sassy lead singer Effie White, driven Deena Jones, and mousy Lorrell Robinson. With the help of Effie's songwriting brother C.C., the girls dream of leaving the slums of Detroit. They are plucked from obscurity by Curtis Taylor Jr., who becomes their manager, and arranges to have them sing backup for superstar Jimmy "Thunder" Early. While the Thunderman As Jimmy begins a long-term affair with Lorrell while married, Curtis falls in love with Effie. But when he decides to give the group their own act, he shifts his attention to the more conventionally beautiful Deena, pushing her to the top, and leaving Effie quite out in the cold. Years later, Curtis' ambitions for Deena clash with Effie's attempts to start on her own. More Drama Ensues.
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