MusicalRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 28, 1987
Closing Date
Nov 29, 1987
1st Preview
Jun 22, 1987
1st Preview
Jun 22, 1987
Previews
7
Performances
177
MusicalRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Ambassador Theatre
(Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)

Setting
The early sixties through the early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.

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 and Michael Peters; Production Supervised by Bob Avian; Choreographed by Michael Bennett and 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
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
 
Michelle Morris
 
TV Stage Manager
 
Ensemble
 
One of "Les Style"
 
Ensemble
Frank
a press agent
 
Ensemble
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
 
One of "The James Early Band"
 
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
 
Ensemble
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
 
One of "The James Early Band"
 
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
 
Ensemble
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
 
One of "The James Early Band"
 
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
 
Film Executive
 
Ensemble
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
 
One of "The James Early Band"
 
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
 
Ensemble
One 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
Deena Jones
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
 
One of "Les Style"
 
Ensemble
Marty
 
One of "Les Style"
 
Ensemble
C.C. White
 
Ensemble
Tiny Joe Dixon
 
Jerry
a nightclub owner
 
Security Guard
 
Ensemble
James Thunder Early
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
 
One of "Les Style"
 
Ensemble
The M.C.
 
Mr. Morgan
 
Ensemble
One of "The James Early Band"
 
Dwight
a TV Director
 
Film Executive
 
Ensemble
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
One of "The Sweethearts"
 
Ensemble
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
 
One of "The Sweethearts"
Lorrell Robinson
Edna Burke
 
Ensemble
Effie Melody White
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson), Brenda Braxton (Lorrell Robinson, Charlene, Joanne, Edna Burke, One of "The Sweethearts"), Yvette Louise Cason (Effie Melody White), Tim Cassidy (Dave), Robert Clater (Wayne, Dwight), Bobby Daye (C.C. White), Phillip Gilmore (James Thunder Early, Wayne, The M.C., Mr. Morgan, Tiny Joe Dixon, Carl, Security Guard, Dwight, TV Stage Manager), Rhetta Hughes (Lorrell Robinson), Lynda McConnell (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Milton Craig Nealy (Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Marty, Jerry, The M.C.), Leonard Piggee (Marty), R. Lachanze Sapp (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Graciela Simpson (Charlene, Joanne, Edna Burke, One of "The Sweethearts"), Vernon Spencer (Marty, Jerry), David Thomé (Frank), Darryl Eric Tribble (Frank, Tiny Joe Dixon, Carl, Security Guard), Arnetia Walker (Effie Melody White) and Fuschia Walker (Effie Melody White)

Ambassador Theatre (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)

Company Manager: Beth Fremgen (Jun 1987 - Nov 1987)
Assistant Conductor: Beth Fremgen (Jun 1987 - Nov 1987)

Cast

Effie Melody White
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
Act 1
Sung By
I'm Looking for Something
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)
Dreamettes
Fake Your Way to the Top
James Thunder Early and Dreamettes
Cadillac Car
Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty and Company
Cadillac Car (Reprise)
Company
Steppin' to the Bad Side
Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Dreamettes and Company
Party, Party
Company
I Want You Baby
James Thunder Early and Dreamettes
Family
C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Dreamgirls
Dreams
Press Conference
Company
Only the Beginning
Curtis Taylor, Jr., Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
Heavy
Dreams
Heavy (Reprise)
Dreams and Curtis Taylor, Jr.
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
Dreams
Act 2
Sung By
"Dreams" Medley
Deena Jones, Dreams and Company
I Am Changing
Effie Melody White
One More Picture Please
Company
When I First Saw You
Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good Times
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, Curtis Taylor, Jr., Frank, Lorrell Robinson and 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, Dreams and Company
I'm Somebody
Deena Jones and Dreams
Faith in Myself
Effie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love
Deena Jones and Dreams

Tony Award®

 

Best Revival

1988 Nominee
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss and Irving Siders

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1988 Nominee
Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr.
 

Outstanding Revival

1988 Nominee
Produced by Marvin A. Krauss and Irving Siders
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