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Dreamgirls

The Original 'Dreamgirl' Recalls Dramatic Run-In With Diana Ross

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

Back in the '80s, the production "Dreamgirls" was taking Broadway by storm. It sold out theaters, produced chart-topping singles and earned 13 Tony Aw...

What The Original 'Dreamgirl' Did With Her Tony Nomination

OWN | Posted 06.27.2014 | OWN

Twenty-five years before Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx starred in "Dreamgirls" on the silver screen, stage actress Sheryl Lee Ralph helped bring the ...

Matthew Jacobs

Things All Movie Musicals Need To Succeed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

We're in the thick of a movie-musical renaissance. Ignited by the success of "Moulin Rouge!" and "Chicago" in the early 2000s, we've seen a steady wav...

On the "A" w/Souleo: A Diva Shares Her Regrets and Looks Back

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Looking back on her life, Jennifer Holliday knows that she has much to take pride in and celebrate. She originated the role of Effie White in the clas...

Oscars 2012 Stage Brings Back Old Hollywood Glamour (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Last night The 84th Academy Awards once again brought sparkle to Los Angeles as the 2012 Oscars celebrated talent across the film industry. The Koda...

Curtis M. Wong

After Personal Struggles, 'Dreamgirls' Diva Is Back With A New Album And Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Jennifer Holliday has a few, very simple resolutions in mind as she prepares for the new year. “I want to laugh more; I want to live more,” t...

First Nighter: Motown: The Musical Gives the Customers What They Came For

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.

Oscar's Musical Hypocrisy -- Why Awards Show's Emphasis Is Misplaced

Dan Mirvish | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."

Friday Fourplay 2: Chatting with Harvey Mason & Nathan East, Plus An Apology To John Lydon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Ranking Beyonce's Movie Roles

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 10.18.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Beyonce will be the halftime performer at next year's Super Bowl, we learned this week when the AP broke the news. This got me thinking...

Sparkle Is an Exciting Movie... Fun, Flawed and Moving!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As a picture of a pop music world only recently updated, Sparkle is a magnificent masterpiece that "has soul, sound, and sizzle."

Falling for Vanessa Bell Calloway At ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

When I met Vanessa Bell Calloway, I wanted to give her a standing ovation. She is an extraordinary actress, dancer, philanthropist, motivator, mentor, wife, and mother.

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holiday Deliver Epic Performance On 'American Idol' Finale

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices

On last night's "American Idol" finale, Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez performed a duet with singer Jennifer Holiday that was so good, it may very well...

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez Delivers Explosive Performance

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.10.2012 | Latino Voices

And we thought last week was good... On last night's episode of "American Idol," the final four were tasked with performing California-themed songs...

Oscars 2012 Stage Brings Back Old Hollywood Glamour (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Last night The 84th Academy Awards once again brought sparkle to Los Angeles as the 2012 Oscars celebrated talent across the film industry. The Koda...

Joyful Noise: A Conversation With Mervyn Warren, Plus Chatting With Mark Wayne Glasmire and Julian Velard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Original Broadway 'Dreamgirl' To Make Apollo Debut

Posted 01.12.2012 | Black Voices

Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Holliday is set to make her Apollo debut on February 1 during the opening night of the theater's 78th season of Am...

Brennan Williams

Chester Gregory Crosses Over With New Music And Mobile App

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

Chester Gregory has that ability of the truly talented to repeatedly eclipse his own success. The award-winning stage actor has appeared in some of th...

'Book of Mormon' Cast Album Breaks Billboard Records

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

After winning Best Musical at the Tony Awards this past Sunday, the cast album for "The Book of Mormon," Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez's m...

Thirty Years of Dreamgirls and AIDS in America

Sheryl Lee Ralph | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Sheryl Lee Ralph

Dreamgirls was one of the best times in my life. But in the middle of it came the worst.

Halle Berry 'Works' as Young Aretha Franklin

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Aretha says she wants Halle for the part. Aretha now says she has Halle for the part. Halle's public remarks indicate she's reticent to play the rol...

Happy Birthday, Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday! (LISTEN)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

She is the the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winnng Broadway legend who started Hollywood's obsession with "big girls". Before Jennifer Hudson, before Q...

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Rubbernecking: Project Runway, Episode 3 "It's A Party"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This is the first week the show's new 90-minute format actually worked for me, perhaps because there were so many delicious moments -- including an extended sequence of Tim Gunn's workroom pep talks.

First Nighter: From Scott Siegel's "Broadway Rising Stars" Some Will Rise, Some Fall, But Which?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

There's something intrinsically, irrefutably wonderful about the "Broadway Rising Stars" evening but predicting which of these kids will make it here and, by extrapolation, anywhere is a fool's game.