Listen to Ben Harney/Cleavant Derricks/Jennifer Holliday/Loretta Devine/Obba Babatunde/Sheryl Lee Ralph

Dreamgirls opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Score, and won six.

Lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Dreamgirls is based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, Dreamgirls follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars.