Ta-Tynisa Wilson, Keirsten Hodgens, Trejah Bostic, More Star in Dreamgirls at the McCarter Theatre Beginning March 6 | Playbill

Regional News Ta-Tynisa Wilson, Keirsten Hodgens, Trejah Bostic, More Star in Dreamgirls at the McCarter Theatre Beginning March 6

Prior to arriving at the New Jersey venue, this production played Connecticut's Goodspeed.

Ta-Tynisa Wilson, Keirsten Hodgens, and Trejah Bostic

The Tony-nominated musical Dreamgirls plays New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center beginning March 6. The co-production with Goodspeed Musicals was previously seen at the Connecticut venue in November-December 2023.

Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, the cast is led by Ta-Tynisa Wilson (Hamilton) as Deena, Keirsten Hodgens (Six) as Lorrell, Trejah Bostic (The Leading Lady Club) as Effie, Evan Tyrone Martin (An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas) as Curtis, Jos N. Banks as CC, Saint Aubyn (Ain't Too Proud) as Jimmy, and Robert Cornelius as Marty.

The ensemble features Chuckie Benson, Shantel Cribbs, Arnold Harper II, Alia Hodge, Alfred Jackson, Melanie Loren, Kwame M. Remy, Aalon Smith, Montria Walker, Sean Walton, and Jalisa Williams. Swings are Lois Ellise and Joel Oliver.

The production also has choreography by Breon Arzell, music direction by Christie Chiles Twillie, scenic design by Arnel Sancianco, costume design by Samantha C. Jones, lighting design by Jason Lynch, sound design by Jay Hilton, hair, wig, and makeup design by Earon Nealey, and orchestrations by Mark G. Meadows and Adam Dorfman.

Amber Snead is the casting director, Wes Dziedzic is the associate music director, and Vaughn Ryan Midder is the assistant director. The production stage manager is Jamie Berry with Alison Cote as the assistant stage manager.

Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's Dreamgirls won six Tony Awards in its 1982 Broadway premiere. The late Michael Bennett took home the award for Best Choreography alongside collaborator Michael Peters. Jennifer Holliday memorably created the role of Effie to Tony-winning effect, stopping the show nightly with "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." The 2006 film, adapted and directed by Bill Condon, earned Jennifer Hudson the Golden Globe and Academy Awards for her portrayal of Effie.

Performances will continue in the Matthews Theatre through March 24.

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