The movie of Dreamgirls may have finally put this classic Broadway show on the road to a revival. There have been rumors of a revival for many years, but a production never materialized. Dreamgirls deserves a Broadway revival, and it could be a huge success. We’re looking forward to it along with the long-awaited, but never guaranteed revival of The Wiz.
January 26, 2007 — THE Oscars may have snubbed “Dreamgirls,” but Broadway’s ready to welcome back one of its most beloved musicals with open arms.
John Breglio, a lawyer who oversees the estate of “Dreamgirls” director and choreographer Michael Bennett, has called a meeting next month to discuss plans for a Broadway revival, said Henry Krieger, the show’s composer.
“We’re going to figure out how to do this,” Krieger told The Post. “We think it’s time. All is good.”
The movie version of “Dreamgirls” has been generating plenty of hype, although the film suffered a setback this week when it failed to snag an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
It did, however, pick up eight other nominations, including three for new songs Krieger wrote for the movie.
Krieger said it was too early to discuss details about the revival, but theater insiders speculate that Oscar nominee Jennifer Hudson may be asked to reprise the role of Effie on stage.
Hudson, a self-described “theater baby,” is said to be eager to do a Broadway show.