After Midnight Star Will Headline Dreamgirls at Milwaukee Rep | Playbill

News After Midnight Star Will Headline Dreamgirls at Milwaukee Rep Cedric Neal, who has appeared on Broadway in After Midnight and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will star as James "Thunder" Early in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's fall production of the Motown musical Dreamgirls.

Mark Clements directs the production that runs Sept. 22-Nov. 1 in the Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse mainstage theatre. It will be choreographed by Stephen Mear.

Neal won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing James "Thunder" Early at the Signature Theatre in 2012.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen. The late Michael Bennett directed and choreographed the original Broadway production; Bennett won a Tony Award for the show's choreography.

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