Wilson portrayed Magic, Effie and Curtis’ young daughter. Trombone 2 (Tenor Trombone with Bass attachment), Synthesizer (“string” sounds only)

Hudson also became the first American Idol contestant to win both major awards. “Walkin’ Down The Strip” – Jimmy16. “choice” Schumacher planned to have Lauryn Hill portray Deena and Kelly Price play Effie. This tool is unavailable at the moment. White Deborah Burrell - Jackie Morris Vondie Curtis-Hall - Marty Madison Tony Franklin - Wayne Plot The girls, C.C., Curtis, and Jimmy's agent Marty are all outraged. In November, he floated the idea of returning to the stage but stressed that it would not be for a typical stand-up comedy routine, according to OkayPlayer. She also starred as Kizzy in the Roots remake, which aired earlier this year.

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Jennifer Hudson first entered the pop culture lexicon in 2004 as a contestant in the reality-singing competition American Idol. Since the 1980s and 1990s, several different attempts have been made to produce a film adaptation of Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical loosely based upon the story of The Supremes and Motown Records, which won six Tony Awards in 1982.

Both the Blu-ray and HD DVD versions were issued in two-disc formats.

and their producer Wayne (Hinton Battle) turn to payola to make Jimmy and the Dreamettes pop stars.

After Warner's Frankie Lymon biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love failed at the box office, the studio shut down development on "Dreamgirls.".

As mentioned in The Moral Substitute, "Cadillac Car" covered as pop song. “You Are My Dream” – Curtis & Deena23.

“One Night Only (Disco)” – Curtis, Deena, Lorrell, Michelle, & Ensemble28. She’s held recurring roles in TV series such as Supergirl, Grimm and Recovery Road, and has starred in films such as Addicted and the Why Did I Get Married franchise. Bongo Drums Jimmy's stardom fades as the Dreams' stardom rises, and as a result - he falls into depression (which he copes with through drug abuse). Similar to the releases of older Hollywood musicals such as "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady" and "West Side Story," "Dreamgirls" debuted with three special ten-day roadshow engagements beginning on December 15, 2006 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, and the AMC Metreon 15 in San Francisco. “(And I’m Telling You) I’m Not Going” – Effie, Deena, Lorrell, Michelle, & Ensemble, 18. Outside of the U.S., Dreamgirls opened in Australia on January 18, and in the United Kingdom on February 2. “Fake Your Way To The Top” – Jimmy, Effie, Deena, & Lorrell5. “Family” – Jimmy, C.C., Curtis, Effie, Deena, & Lorrell12a. apologizes to his sister for deserting her, and they reconcile ("I Miss You, Old Friend"). The roles of many of the characters were related more closely to their real-life inspirations, following a suggestion by Geffen. The DVD version was issued in two editions: a one-disc standard version and a two-disc "Showstopper Edition.". Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Terrence Howard were among the other actors also approached to play Curtis. Jimmy’s got s-o-u-l, soul! Tambourine & Triangle, Bass Drum At first romantically involved with Effie, Curtis takes a professional and personal interest in Deena after appointing her lead singer of the Dreams in Effie's place. Laurence Mark The film's Los Angeles premiere was held on December 11 at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills. — master of ceremonies, Apollo TheatreTiny Joe Dixon — winning talent contest singer; non-speakingLittle Albert & The Tru-Tones — male quintet; non-speakingBand (The James Early Band) — six male singers; non-speakingWayne — record producer/directorDave — solo tenor; non-speakingSweethearts — two girl backup singers; non-speakingFrank — press agentJerry Norman — nightclub ownerCarl — nightclub pianist; non-speakingFive Tuxedos — male quintet; non-speakingLes Styles — girls’ backup quartet; non-speakingEdna Burke — applause meter reader; non-speakingDwight — TV studio directorStage Manager — TV studioBrian — pit orchestra drummer; non-speakingMr. A total of 783 singing actresses auditioned for the role of Effie White, among them American Idol alumnae Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson, former Disney star Raven-Symoné, and Broadway stars Capathia Jenkins and Patina Miller. Danny Glover portrayed Marty Madison, Jimmy’s manager before Curtis takes the reins. ", Roeper still enjoyed the film, noting that Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" as the "show-stopping moment of any film of 2006" and very much enjoyed Murphy's performance as well, remarking that "people are going to love this film. Most recently, Hudson starred as Motormouth Maybelle in the live musical production Hairspray on NBC. $154,852,975

Releases in other countries began on various dates between January and early March. 's new song "One Night Only," and Deena intends to pursue a movie career, much to Curtis' dismay ("When I First Saw You").

United States Foxx took on the role, which was based loosely on the life of Berry Gordy, in Dreamgirls just a year after he received the Academy Award for best actor for Ray. With a showstopping performance from Eddie Murphy as Jimmy “Thunder” Early, Dreamgirls and its motion picture soundtrack have delighted music lovers for a decade. She has portrayed Winnie Mandela and also, in 2015, starred as Shug Avery in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Color Purple. Eddie Murphy as Jimmy "Thunder" Early; inspired by R&B/soul singers such as James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and Marvin Gaye, is a raucous performer on the Rainbow label engaged in an adulterous affair with Dreams member Lorrell. Reed 2: Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Oboe & English Horn That same year, she appeared in The Pink Panther and released her second solo album, B’Day. By sticking to a highly publicized diet of water, lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper (also known as the Master Cleanse), Knowles rapidly lost twenty pounds, which she gained back once production ended. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more.

Triangle (2 Sizes) Meanwhile, Rainbow Records has moved to Los Angeles, where the Dreams (now "Deena Jones & the Dreams") have become superstars.


Up next, she is slated to appear in the film No Regrets, which features Loretta Devine, Brian White, Elise Neal and several other black actors. "Love You I Do," with lyrics by Siedah Garrett, is performed in the film by Effie during a rehearsal at the Rainbow Records studio.

Soon, collaborations with Tom Eyen and Broadway director/producer/choreographer Michael Bennett led to a workshop production of what was originally entitled Big Dreams.

White and Curtis Taylor Jr. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" – Effie White, "Love Love Me Baby" – Deena Jones & the Dreams, "I'm Somebody" – Deena Jones & the Dreams. Just answer a few questions. Holliday in particular objected to the fact that her 1982 recording of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" was used in an early Dreamgirls film teaser trailer created before production began. Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

transform the Dreams into a top selling mainstream pop act by 1965.

Rose portrays Lorrell Robinson, one of the singers in the Dreams, who becomes Jimmy’s mistress while on tour. But Marty uncovers Curtis' illegal business practices, and Deena finally leaves Curtis. The single-disc version of the soundtrack peaked at number-one on the Billboard 200 during a slow sales week in early January 2007. Template:About Script error: No such module "Distinguish". The award-winning Broadway lighting team of Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer were brought in to create theatrical lighting techniques for the film's musical numbers.

Many of the other original Dreamgirls Broadway cast members (among them Obba Babatundé, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Cleavant Derricks) were interviewed for a "Jet" magazine article in which they discussed their varying opinions of both the Dreamgirls film's script and production.

DreamWorks Pictures (United States)Paramount Pictures (International) The story follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as the Dreams and their manipulative record executive.

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With Jimmy's career in a deep decline, Lorrell finally leaves him, bitterly noting that after seven years, Jimmy never did divorce his wife ("Ain't No Party").Back in Chicago, C.C. “I Am Changing” – Effie20. When their first single fails after a white pop group releases a cover version, Curtis, C.C.

", Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter was less enthusiastic, stating that while the film was "a damn good commercial movie, it is not the film that will revive the musical or win over the world. “crash”, Music Material Rental Packages Smooth-talking businessman Curtis Taylor manipulates the contest, and The Dreamettes do not win the trophy. When Jimmy has a breakdown onstage at Rainbow's tenth anniversary TV special the following year, dropping his pants in front of the audience and live TV cameras, Curtis drops him from the label and Lorrell ends their long affair. Tobias A. Schliessler White, Effie White, Curtis Taylor Jr., Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson. Template:Italic title Template:Infobox musical Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. White, and Chorus, "Perfect World" – The Campbell Connection, "I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap" – Jimmy Early, "Family (Reprise)" – Deena Jones & the Dreams, "Step on Over" – Deena Jones & the Dreams, "I Miss You Old Friend" – Jazz Singer (Loretta Devine), "Effie, Sing My Song" – C.C. With Rainbow the biggest black-run business in the country, Curtis is now attempting to move into film production with a film about Cleopatra starring an unwilling Deena, who is now his wife.

Studio Jamie Foxx portrayed Curtis Taylor Jr., the ruthless record executive at Rainbow Records and love interest of two women in his star group, the Dreams. wheredidhegogeorge2. Fifth Floor Jennifer Holliday - Effie Melody White Sheryl Lee Ralph - Deena Jones Loretta Devine - Lorrell Robinson Ben Harney - Curtis Taylor Jr. Cleavant Derricks - Jimmy "Thunder" Early Obba Babatundé - C.C. Despite Effie's defiance at being ousted, and her last-ditch appeal to Curtis, he, C.C. The scene was felt by everyone involved to be pivotal to the film, as "And I Am Telling You" was Jennifer Holliday's show-stopping number in the original Broadway musical.

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R&B star Usher was to have been cast as C.C. Willie Reale wrote the lyrics for "Patience," a song performed in the film by Jimmy, Lorrell, C.C., and a gospel choir, as the characters attempt to record a message song for Jimmy. ", Hudson was required to gain twenty pounds for the role which marked her debut film performance. With a showstopping performance from Eddie Murphy as Jimmy “Thunder” Early, Dreamgirls and its motion picture soundtrack have delighted music lovers for a decade. Vogue Transition To Dreams – Orchestra22. Written by Sharon Leal as Michelle Morris; based upon Supremes member Cindy Birdsong, Curtis' secretary girlfriend who replaces Effie in the Dreams and begins dating C.C. “I Meant You No Harm” – Jimmy, C.C., Deena, Lorrell, & Michelle25. Percussion: (Mallet instruments), Timpani (2 Pedal Drums) Dreamgirls clearly pulled a lot from the reality of these actual lives. Backstage at an amateur talent show at the Detroit Theatre in 1962, Cadillac salesman Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx) meets a girl group known as "The Dreamettes": lead singer Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) and back-up singers Deena Jones (Beyonce) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) . “Hard To Say Goodbye, (My Love)” – Curtis, Deena, Lorrell, Michelle, Effie30. Robinson was tapped to play Atron Gregory, Tupac’s first manager, in the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me. The year 2016 was big for Beyoncé.

Early, SupportingStepp Sisters — four girl singers; non-speakingCharlene — backup singer for J.T.