PLAYBILL PICKS: Fantasy Casting, 11 Diva Performances We'd Love to Have Seen

By Playbill Staff
28 Dec 2012



 Whitney Houston in Dreamgirls


 We lament the tragic death of pop star Whitney Houston, which also closed the book on a possible Broadway career for the multi-talented artist, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of Houston starring in a production of the Motown musical Dreamgirls. Although she did cover Effie's anthem, "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going," Houston  — the Grammy winner whose physical beauty was matched by her phenomenal voice  — would have actually been a perfect Deena Jones. We can almost see and hear Houston leading The Dreams in the musical's title song, "We're your Dreamgirls, boys, we'll make you happy…" That would have made us very happy, indeed.