Prince Music Theater Extennds Dreamgirls
|I am so excited because the revival of Dreamgirls at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia has been extended. Now I can try and catch it live on stage. I really hope this inspires a revival on Broadway. How wonderful would that be to see it back on Broadway?|
Prince Music Theatre's Dreamgirls Extends Through Feb. 26
January 14, 2006 - by BWW News Desk
Dreamgirls, presented by the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, has extended its fun for a second time. The show will now run through February 26th.The musical previously added an extended week from January 4th through 15th. It was originally announced to have closed on December 31st, but popular demand has kept the show going.Dreamgirls features Nova Y. Payton as Effie, Chaunteé Schuler as Deena, CJay Hardy Philip as Lorrell, Alexis Sims as Michelle, Kevyn Morrow as Curtis and Eugene Fleming as James Thunder Early. Richard M. Parrison Jr. is the director of the musical, while Mercedes Ellington handled the choreography, Todd Edward Ivins the sets and Mark Mariani the costumes.The Pennsylvania production of Dreamgirls precedes a highly-anticipated film version that begins shooting next month for a December 2006 release. "American Idol"'s Jennifer Hudson will play Effie Melody White, the phenomenally talented vocalist who is considered unmarketable as the lead singer of the Supremes-like Motown group The Dreams, and who is dropped in favor of the glamorous Deena Jones (played by pop superstar Beyonce Knowles). Sharon Leal (Rent, "Guiding Light," "Boston Public") will play Michelle, who replaces Effie in the Dreams. The cast also includes Eddie Murphy as soul superstar James "Thunder" Early, Danny Glover as Early's manager Marty Madison, Academy-Award winner Jamie Foxx as Dreams manager Curtis Taylor Jr., three-time Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle as Wayne, and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose as Lorrell Robinson, the vivacious third member of the Dreams.
For tickets to and more information on the Prince Music Theatre's production of Dreamgirls, visit www.princemusictheatre.org.