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From 'Cabin in the Sky' to 'Sparkle': theGrio's favorite black musicals

Beyonce Knowles, Black Musical, Cabin in the Sky, Carmen Jones, Dorothy Dandrige, Dreamgirls, Entertainment, Jennifer Hudson, Lauryn Hill, Musicals, Porgy & Bess, Porgy and Bess, Prince, Purple Rain, School Daze, Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Slideshow, Sparkle, Spike Lee, The 5 Heartbeats, The Wiz, What's Love Got to Do With It, Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg -

From 'Cabin in the Sky' to 'Sparkle': theGrio's favorite black musicals

Sparkle, the story of three sisters who form a group (eerily similar to The Supremes) and become famous Motown-like artists, is set to hit theaters August 17th.  The star-packed cast includes Jordan Sparks, Cee-Lo Green, Mike Epps and Whitney Houston in her final acting role.

Sparkle is Houston’s final on-screen performance after her tragic death this past February.

The upcoming musical, inspired theGrio to put together this slideshow of our favorite black musicals from the past.

Follow Carrie Healey on Twitter @CarrieHeals

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