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Coming to the Straz: Syesha Mercado in 'Dreamgirls'



This is a long way off, but color us intrigued.

Sarasota's Syesha Mercado, who finished third on American Idol's seventh season, is coming to the Straz Center in Tampa for a national tour of Dreamgirls on Nov. 16-21. She'll star as Deena Jones, the role played by Beyonce in the 2006 film version.

Interesting. You remember the last time an American Idol finalist had a juicy role in Dreamgirls, right? Yeah, thought so.

Click here to see the rest of the upcoming Broadway season at the Straz, including Jersey Boys (the Four Seasons!), 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton!) and Billy Elliot (lots of fancy British dancing!). And click here for John Fleming's take on the upcoming season.

Photo: Gen Yamaguchi, tbt* (2008)

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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