This Day in Black History: Dec. 20, 1981

The musical Dream Girls opens on Broadway.

Posted: 12/20/2011 07:00 AM EST
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The Black musical Dream Girls opens on Broadway on this day in 1981. Centering on the story behind a Chicago girl group’s rise to fame — and difficulties once they reached the top — the musical would enjoy a run of 1521 shows on the Great White Way. In 2006, it would be turned into a feature film starring Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.

 

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