The first official image of Amber Riley, Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine as The Dreams has been released as the cast begin rehearsals for Casey Nicholaw’s production opening for previews at the Savoy Theatre from the 19th November.
The new image and behind-the-scenes video have been released ahead of Amber Riley’s appearance on the Graham Norton show where she will sing And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going. Her appearance will be broadcast on this evening’s show (7th October) at 10.35.
Casey Nicholaw directs and has choreographed this production which stars Amber Riley stars as Effie White, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson.
They are joined in the production by Joe Aaron Reid who will play Curtis Taylor Jr, Adam J. Bernard as Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley will play C.C. White, Nicholas Bailey will play Marty and Lily Frazer will play Michelle Morris with Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform.
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’ .
The musical features a book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger 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.
The original Broadway 1981 production was directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett and went on to win six Tony Awards and was more recently transformed to cinema screens in the 2006 film starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Dreamgirls will open for previews on the 19th November at the Savoy Theatre. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.