This week’s THROWBACK THURSDAY is taking a look at the 6 time Tony award winning musical Dreamgirls. Many of you may be very familiar with the film that came out in 2006 starring Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and Anika Noni Rose, but how much do you know about the stage production? The musical, spanning the 60s and 70s, follows the highs and lows of a Chicago girl group called “The Dreams.” With music by Henry Kreiger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, the original production of Dreamgirls came to Broadway in 1981 at the Imperial Theater and went on to be nominated for 13 Tony awards that year!
For those who haven’t heard the news already (hint-like our Facebook page for the most up to date news) NBC has unsurprisingly decided to cancel SMASH. We say unsurprisingly because the show had already been pushed to its current Sat evening spot. We’re sad to see this show go for a variety of reasons, but one of the main reasons is that it employed so many Broadway artists! Wondering where you can still see some of your favorite artists of color from the show once it’s done? Arts in Color has you covered! Check out the slide show for updates:
Keep reading after that for some of our personal favorite musical AOC (artist of color) moments over the last two seasons. Who was your favorite character and why?? Leave a comment and let us know! Ours is a tie between Ana and Sam.