updated 04/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 04/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
The premiere of the L.A. production of Dreamgirls, the hit musical about a Supremes-like singing group, brought out more stars than a free Mercedes car wash. Olivia Newton-John and Charlene Tilton looked radiant. Linda Ronstadt, who arrived with ex-Gov. Jerry Brown, looked down (as did others, at her charmingly frumpy boots). Michael Jackson and Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday looked like old friends. And Mac Davis, Rod Stewart, Loretta Swit, Scott Baio, Heather Locklear and other celebrities who showed up on opening night just looked like they enjoyed the show.
Last year Richard Dreyfuss had double trouble: a serious car wreck and a sentence of two years' probation for cocaine possession. Now the 35-year-old actor is twice blessed: He's rehearsing for his Broadway debut this month in Total Abandon, a play about a single father, and celebrating his March 20 marriage to TV writer Jeramie Rain. After a giggly Jewish ceremony (the rabbi closed with "It's a wrap"), the couple and some 500 guests danced to Cole Porter tunes on Stage 26 at Burbank Studios. Said a solemn Dreyfuss, "Getting married never seemed appropriate until I met Jeramie."