Dreamgirls

Musical - Revival

Ambassador Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: June 22, 1987
  • Opening Date: June 28, 1987
  • Closing Date: November 29, 1987
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 177

Lyrics: Tom Eyen

Book: Tom Eyen

Music: Henry Krieger

Synopsis

An opportunistic show business promoter sets the career of a female trio of black singers soaring as 1960s Motown music becomes popular with both white and black audiences, necessitating the overweight lead singer's demotion in favor of a more glamorous singer who had previously sung backup.

 

Opening Night Cast

Lillias White in Dreamgirls Lillias White Effie Melody White
Susan Beaubian One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Michelle Morris
Stephen Bourneuf TV Stage Manager
Ensemble
Dave
Yvette Cason in Dreamgirls Yvette Cason Charlene
Ensemble
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Tom Eyen Book
  Henry Krieger Music
  Tom Eyen Lyrics
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Choreographer
  Michael Peters Co-Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1987 - 1988

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Herbert Lee Rawlings, Jr. Nominee
1988 Outstanding Revival   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Revival (Play or Musical)   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Nov. 29, 1987 26 $242,088
-
$67,337 $26.07
-
9287
1085
9
0
95.10% 27.69%
Nov. 22, 1987 25 $174,751
-
$2,920 $29.87
-
5851
1085
8
0
67.41% 3.14%
Nov. 15, 1987 24 $171,831
-
$7,181 $30.80
-
5579
1085
8
0
64.27% 3.98%
Nov. 8, 1987 23 $164,650
-
- $31.46
-
5233
1085
8
0
60.29% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $753,320
-
  $29.55 25950
35805
33
0
72.48 %  
Cumulative
  $4,492,189
-
  $29.09
$0.00
154504
200725
178
7
76.97 %  
 
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