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Dreamgirls   

Ford Center for the Performing Arts, (9/24/2001 - 9/24/2001)
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Opening Date: Sep 24, 2001    
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2001 Total Performances: 1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.
Comments: The 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert for the Actor's Fund. "One night only."



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Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Associate Producer: Andrew Kato and Tim Pinckney
Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky
Directed by Brenda Braxton and Danny Herman; Choreographed by Brenda Braxton and Danny Herman; Associate Choreographer: Devanand N. Janki and Robert Tatad
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Scenic Consultant: Michael Brown; Make-Up Design by MAC Cosmetics
Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke
Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Stage Manager: Evan Ensign, Marci Glotzer, Mahlon Kruse and Stephen Gruse
Conducted by Seth Rudetsky
Wardrobe Supervisor: Nanette Golia; Costume Coordinator: Michael Harrell; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Cast
Heather Headley
Lorrell Robinson
Audra McDonald
Deena Jones
Lillias White
Effie Melody White
Darius de Haas
C.C. White
Norm Lewis
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Billy Porter
James Thunder Early
James Stovall
Marty
Tamara Tunie
Michelle Morris
Adrian Bailey
Tiny Joe Dixon
Philip Michael Baskerville
Ensemble
Shoshana Bean
Ensemble
David Benoit
Ensemble
John Bolton
Dwight
a TV Director
TV Stage Manager
Paul Castree
Dave
Kate Coffman-Lloyd
Ensemble
Tomé Cousin
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Rosa Curry
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Kyra Little DaCosta
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Christopher F. Davis
Ensemble
Bobby Daye
Wayne
Aisha de Haas
Charlene
One of "Les Style"
Bernard Dotson
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Angelo Fraboni
Ensemble
André Garner
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Steve Geary
Ensemble
Malcolm Gets
Film Executive
Montego Glover
One of "Les Style"
Edgar Godineaux
Ensemble
Deidre Goodwin
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
James Harkness
Ensemble
Derric Harris
Ensemble
E. Lynn Harris
Announcer
Adam Hunter
Ensemble
Denis Jones
Ensemble
Audrey Klinger
Ensemble
Darren Lee
Ensemble
Adriane Lenox
Joanne
One of "Les Style"
Brandi Chavonne Massey
Ensemble
One of "Les Style"
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Jerry
a nightclub owner
Jason Opsahl
Ensemble
Orfeh
Photographer
Brad Oscar
Film Executive
Sara Ramirez
Ensemble
T. Oliver Reid
Ensemble
Alice Ripley
One of "The Sweethearts"
Ric Ryder
Ensemble
Emily Skinner
One of "The Sweethearts"
Dennis Stowe
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Lee Summers
The M.C.
Mr. Morgan
Richard Waits
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
Patrick Wilson
Film Executive
Eric Woodall
Frank
a press agent
Virginia Woodruf
Ensemble
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
ACT 1 Sung By
I'm Looking for Something The 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) Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Fake Your Way to the Top James Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and The James Early Band
Cadillac Car Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty and The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) The Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise) Dave and the Sweethearts
Steppin' to the Bad Side Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and The Company
Party, Party The Company
I Want You Baby James Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Family C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Dreamgirls Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Press Conference The Company
Only the Beginning Curtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
Heavy Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
Heavy (Reprise) Effie Melody White, Lorrell Robinson and Deena Jones
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 Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones and Michelle Morris
ACT 2 Sung By
Dreamgirls (Reprise) Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and The Company
I Am Changing Effie Melody White
One More Picture Please The Company
When I First Saw You Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good Times The 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, Frank, Lorrell Robinson and The 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, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and The Company
I'm Somebody Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris
Faith in Myself Effie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris