The original Broadway production of DREAMGIRLS opened December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. It closed August 11, 1985 after 1,522 performances.

Changes instituted in the West Coast company (a different act two opening and seven minutes of cuts in act two) was put into the Broadway production on June 20, 1983.

Creative

BOOK & LYRICS BY
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MUSIC BY
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PRODUCED BY
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DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY
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CO-CHOREOGRAPHER
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MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
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SCENERY BY
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Robin Wagner
COSTUMES BY
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LIGHTING BY
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SOUND BY
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MUSICAL SUPERVISION & ORCHESTRATIONS BY
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ORCHESTRATIONS BY
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VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
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PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
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STAGE MANAGER
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Zane Weiner
PRESS
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Merle Debuskey
 
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Diane Judge

Cast

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Cheryl Alexander
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Linda Lloyd
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Larry Stewart
TINY JOE DIXON / JERRY
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Joe Lynn
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Sheila Ellis
 
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Vanessa Bell
 
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Tenita Jordan
 
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Brenda Pressley
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Wellington Perkins
 
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Jamie Patterson
 
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Charles Randolph-Wright
 
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Weyman Thompson
 
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Jamie Patterson
 
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Wellington Perkins
 
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Scott Plank
 
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Charles Randolph-Wright
 
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Weyman Thompson
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Paul Binotto
 
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Candy Darling
 
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Stephanie Eley
 
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Jamie Patterson
 
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Charles Randolph-Wright
 
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Larry Stewart
 
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Weyman Thompson
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Cheryl Alexander
 
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Tenita Jordan
 
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Linda Lloyd
 
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Brenda Pressley
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Paul Binotto
 
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Scott Plank
 
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Weyman Thompson
 
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Phylicia Ayers-Allen
 
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Vanessa Bell
 
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Paul Binotto
 
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Candy Darling
 
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Ronald Dunham
 
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Stephanie Eley
 
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Sheila Ellis
 
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Tenita Jordan
 
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Linda Lloyd
 
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Joe Lynn
 
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Frank Mastrocola
 
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Jamie Patterson
 
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Wellington Perkins
 
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Scott Plank
 
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Brenda Pressley
 
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Charles Randolph-Wright
 
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Larry Stewart
 
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Weyman Thompson
SWINGS
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Brenda Braxton
 
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Milton Craig Nealy

Understudies

Miss Ralph
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Phylicia Ayers-Allen
Miss Holliday
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Sheila Ellis
Miss Devine
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Cheryl Alexander
Miss Burrell
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Linda Lloyd
Mr. Harney
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Mr. Derricks
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Larry Stewart
Mr. Babatunde
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Messrs. Curtis-Hall, Lynn
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Milton Craig Nealy
Mr. Franklin
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Weyman Thompson
Mr. Thome
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Scott Plank