Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Loretta Devine,
the original Dreamettes, and later "The Dreams."
Dreamgirls opened on Broadway in 1982.
Ben Harneyf as Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Sheryl as Deena Jones.
The show ran for over 1,500 performances,
and was nominated for Tonys, Grammys, and Drama Desk Awards.
The 30th Anniversary of Dreamgirls brought the original cast together:
Obba Babatunde, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Michael Bennett (director/choreographer),
Jennifer Holliday, Ben Harney and Cleavent Derricks.
The movie version was released in 2006...
with Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, and Anika Noni Rose,
as Effie, Deena, and Lorrell.