History Theatre / Dreamgirls

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.
10th Nov '15 6:07:24 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: An InUniverse example. I'm the film, when Jimmy drops his pants on national television, he expects others to find it funny. The others then criticize him for making a fool out of himself instead.
21st Sep '15 8:49:53 PM dsneybuf
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->''"We're your Dreamgirls, boys!\\ We'll make you happy.\\ Yeah...\\ We're your Dreamgirls, boys!\\ We'll always care.\\ We're your Dreamgirls...\\ Dreamgirls will never leave you!\\ No, no...\\ And all you have to do is dream, baby.\\ We'll be there!"'' -->--'''From the title song'''

-->--'''Opening line of its most famous number'''
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26th Jul '15 11:11:17 AM Erin582
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Jimmy; he initially just stormed off in the original musical, still alive.]] ** SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Deena's mother, Faye, who was also given a bigger role in the film; she was not only an actual minor character rather than just referenced by Deena, but came back at the end to help her daughter pack when she left Curtis.]]
12th May '15 8:39:18 AM MsCC93
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* TheUnfairSex: Lorrell has an affair with Jimmy Early, who's married. Throughout the entire play/movie, he is made out to be a total sleaze for treating her badly and sleeping with two (possibly more) women at the same time. However, Lorrell is shown in a strictly sympathetic light, despite the fact that she's knowingly and willfully engaging in a long-term affair with a married man.
6th May '15 6:22:27 AM MsCC93
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* ExtremeDoormat: Deena shows shades of this when she doesn't stand up to Effie and Curtis when they criticize her. She does eventually grow out of this.
6th May '15 6:21:03 AM MsCC93
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lorrell goes through this when she watches the news and finds out that Jimmy died of a heroin overdose. She loses it and starts crying uncontrollable]].
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lorrell goes through this when she watches the news and finds out that Jimmy died of a heroin overdose. She loses it and starts crying uncontrollable]].uncontrollably]].
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