Did you know on this day 20th December, 1981 Dream Girls, a black musical premiered on Broadway?
The Dream Girls musical opened at the Imperial Theater and follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called “The Dreams”, who become music superstars.
It was staged with a mostly African-American cast and originally starred Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Obba Babatunde.
The musical after premiering went on to be nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and won six.
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