PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
The original Broadway production of opened at the Imperial Theater on December 20, 1981, ran for 1,521 performances, and was nominated for the 1982 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Score, and won for the Best Book of a Musical.
Curtis Taylor Jr.:
Deena, you know why I chose you to sing lead? Because your voice... has no personality. No depth. Except for what I put in there.
While adjusting her outfit backstage during the Detroit Theater Talent show, Effie is shown adjusting her wig. In the very next shot, it is perfectly in place.
The original 1981 "Playbill" cover for the Broadway version of "Dreamgirls" is displayed during the end credits just before the names of the show's Broadway creators are featured.
$378,950 (USA) (17 December 2006)