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DateMonday 1st January 2018 to Saturday 12th January 2019
DescriptionAmber Riley will make her West End debut this year in the UK premiere of the Tony-Award winning musical Dreamgirls. The American actress and singer best known for her role as 'Mercedes Jones' in the Golden Globe Award winning television musical comedy Glee, will play soulful singer 'Effie White' in the production which will open at the Savoy Theatre with preview performances from 19th November with Opening Night on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, Dreamgirls, will be Directed and Choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney's Aladdin and Something Rotten!). The production will have Set Design by Tim Hatley, Costume Design by Gregg Barnes, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Sound Design by Richard Brooker and Hair Design by Josh Marquette. The Musical Supervisor will be Nick Finlow, the Orchestrator will be Harold Wheeler, with Additional Material by Willie Reale. Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous, and features the classic songs 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going', 'I Am Changing', 'Listen' and 'One Night Only' . With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards. The original cast recording won two Grammy awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday's 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' In 2006 it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Time(s)Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm, booking to Jan 12 2019
AuthorTom Eyen (lyrics)
DirectorCasey Nicholaw
Cast / ArtistsHenry Krieger
Joe Aaron Reid
Asmeret Ghebremichael
Karen Mav
Kimmy Edwards
Delroy Brown
Moya Angela
Tosh Wanogho-Maud
Marisha Wallace
Brennyn Lark
LocationSavoy Theatre
Price£20-£75, Premium Seats £99.50-£175
Telephone No.0844 871 7687
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Savoy Theatre
AddressSavoy Court
Telephone No.0207 836 8888
Box Office: 0870 164 8787
Upstage Hotline: 0870 060 6634
ParkingMasterPark at Trafalgar Square. NCP Drury Lane/Bedfordbury/'Royal National car park. Adelphi Garage Valet Parking
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