-Dreamgirls opened on Broadway December 20,1981. The original cast included Sheryl Lee Ralph as Deena, Loretta Devine as Lorreal,Jennifer Holliday as Effie and Deborah Burrel plays Michelle(Above) who replaced Effie.
-The Film "Dreamgirls" debuted December 25,2006 with Beyonce Knowles as Deena, Anika Noni Rose as Lorrel, Jennifer Hudson as Effie,and Sharon Leal as Michelle, Effie's replacement.
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Rent "Take Me or Leave Me"
-Rent opened on Broadway in 1996 with Indina Menzel as Maureen Johnson and Fredi Walker played her girlfriend Joanne Jefferson.
-Menzel reprised her role in the 2005 film and Tracie Thoms played Joanne
Hairspray"You Can't stop the beat"
-Hairspray was first a film starring Ricki Lake in 1988. It was made into a Broadway musical in 2002, a movie musical in 2007, and a t.v. musical in 2016.