A new video has been released of Amber Riley performing ‘I am Changing’ from the musical Dreamgirls, which hits the West End in November.
Dreamgirls, which will open for previews at the Savoy Theatre on the 19th November, will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and will take audiences on a journey with a young singing trio as they learn how show business is tough as much as it is fabulous.
In this exclusive video, Amber Riley is joined by Nicholaw as they discuss the challenges and joys of the role of Effie White, before the Glee star performs ‘I am Changing’ from the musical’s iconic score.
Amber Riley will be joined in the UK premiere of the musical alongside Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’. Nicholas Bailey will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard will play Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley will play C.C. White and Joe Aaron Reid will play Curtis Taylor Jr, with Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform.
The creative team for the production includes: 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 features a book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger and originally opened on Broadway in 1981, directed by Michael Bennett, going on to win six Tony awards. In 2006 it was transformed onto the big screen in a film starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Dreamgirls will open for previews on the 19th November and officially opens on the 14th December. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.