Sonia Friedman Productions has confirmed further casting for the UK premiere of the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls, which arrives at the Savoy Theatre in November.
Joining the previously announced Amber Riley (Glee) as Effie White , will be Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones. Meanwhile other cast confirmed today includes: Nicholas Bailey, Adam J. Bernard, Tyrone Huntley and Joe Aaron Reid.
Talking about the production, Sonia Friedman said: “It was wonderful to announce our star Amber Riley a few weeks ago. Now, having seen more than 1000 performers audition over many months, I am thrilled that we can reveal most of our Dreamgirls company. It is 35 years since its Broadway premiere, so to finally be the ones to bring it to London with our world-class creative team and incredibly talented, exciting young cast is an honour and privilege.”
Dreamgirls follows the journey of a young female singing group from Chicago and will transport you to a revolutionary time in American music history. The trio ‘The Dreams’, must learn the tough lesson that show business and stardom isn’t always as glamorous as it seems.
The UK premiere will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with 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.
Dreamgirls originally opened on Broadway in 1981, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett – going on to win six Tony awards. In 2006, it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Dreamgirls opens for previews at the Savoy Theatre on the 19th November. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.