The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove

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June 17 – July 23, 2006 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

A world premiere

Regina Taylor, who brought us the amazing and uplifting hit musical Crowns last year, returns to the Goodman with this remarkable story of Sarah Breedlove, the first self-made female millionaire.

Sarah Breedlove, the first freeborn child of emancipated slaves, had a mind for business and an aching for success. When her miracle hair salve not only wins over the hearts and heads of African Americans, but also the heart of an astute businessman, Madam C.J. Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower takes flight. Following Madam’s financial gains with her business and emotional losses with her family, her story transformed the way African Americans were seen in the United States at the turn of the century.

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  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, is L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, is Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Nola).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Nikki E. Walker (Lelia).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Nikki E. Walker (Lelia).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Nola).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Nikki E. Walker (Lelia).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove , part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Keith Randolph Smith (African/C.J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Keith Randolph Smith (African/C.J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, are L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker) and Rolando Boyce, Sr. (Freeman B. Ransom).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is Nikki Walker (Lelia).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Production Photos
    Pictured in The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is Keith Randolph Smith (African/C.J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in rehearsals for The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in rehearsals for The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is Regina Taylor (playwright, director).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in rehearsals for The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in rehearsals for The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Nola).

  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in rehearsals for The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, part of the 2005/06 season, is L. Scott Caldwell (Sarah Breedlove/Madam C. J. Walker).

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