Dreamgirls Tour Cancels Washington, D.C.


Playbill.com has learned that the Washington, DC, engagement of the new national tour of Dreamgirls, the award-winning Motown musical about a girl-group on the rise who pay the price of fame, has been canceled due to soft ticket sales.

Scheduled to run July 28-Aug. 8 at the National Theatre, Dreamgirls was canceled by producers after advance ticket sales failed to meet expectations. The tour currently runs through Jan. 2, 2011, and could possibly return to Washington next year.

The 2010 tour itinerary, which includes stops in San Francisco, Nashville and Miami, will continue as scheduled. Ticketholders for the National Theatre engagement who purchased their tickets with a credit card will be automatically refunded. Other refunds may be obtained by phoning (800) 543-4835 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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The current 2010 touring itinerary follows:

Dallas, TX (June 30-July 18 at the Music Hall)
Kansas City, MO (July 20-25 at the Starlight Theatre)
Greenville, SC (Aug. 10-15 at the Peace Center)
San Francisco, CA (Aug. 24-Sept. 26 at the Curran Theatre)
Atlanta, GA (Oct. 12-17 at the Fox Theatre)
Nashville, TN (Oct. 26-31 at the Tennessee PAC)
Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 2-7 at the Murat Theatre)
Charlotte, NC (Nov. 9-14 at the Belk Theatre)
Tampa, FL (Nov. 16-21 at the Straz Center)
West Palm Beach, FL (Nov. 23-28 at the Kravis Center)
Memphis, TN (Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at the Orpheum Theatre)
Buffalo, NY (Dec. 14-19 at Shea’s PAC)
Detroit, MI (Dec. 21-Jan. 2, 2011, at the Fox Theatre)

The latest stage incarnation of Dreamgirls, which first played a test run in Seoul with an all-Korean cast last winter, includes the 2006 film’s song “Listen,” rewritten by Krieger and Willie Reale. In the current production, the song has been reconceived as a duet for Effie and Deena. Krieger and Reale also penned a new opening sequence for the second act, entitled “What Love Can Do.”

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5 Responses to Dreamgirls Tour Cancels Washington, D.C.

  1. Boo! I was just about to buy ticket.

  2. I like your sense of humor, Elias!

    Actually saw it in the Washington Post before I read your comment but I appreciated the fact that you put it “out there.”

  3. … so it ends up being a wash when I factor in a portion of my hourly rate for adding these comments πŸ™‚

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