Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Tickets

Venue: 
Savoy Theatre
Location: 
West End

Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre in November, 2016.

The production features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen and is based upon the rise of music acts such as 'The Supremes' and 'The Shirelles'. It follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who go on to become music superstars.

The West End production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicolaw, whose work in the West End includes the transfers of 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Aladdin'.

The score features Broadway standards such as "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going", "I Am Changing","Listen" and "One Night Only".

This much-anticipated new production will star Amber Riley (Glee) as Effie White, alongside Tyrone Huntley as C.C White, Adam J Bernard as Jimmy, Nicholas Bailey as Marty, Joe Aaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jnr, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena, Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell and Lily Frazer as Michelle Morris.

Unless otherwise notified, Amber Riley will play the role of Effie for 7 out of 8 performances per week. Her alternates Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will rotate performances on Wednesday evenings playing the role for one performance per week between them.

The full cast will also include Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

Dreamgirls originally premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on 20 December 1981 and closed on 11 August 1985, after 1,521 performances. The London production will mark the show's West End premiere, and is reported to also include new music specifically written for the new production.

Book your Dreamgirls tickets, playing at The Savoy Theatre, London today.

The Dreams

Amber Riley in Rehearsals

 

Dreamgirls Synopsis: 

Dreamgirls is set in 1960’s America and tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a girl group from Chicago called “The Dreams”. As they attempt to make it in the music industry, they meet former used car salesman Curtis Taylor who becomes their manager and helps create initial success. As the group continue to build on their success within the highly competitive industry, tensions build as Curtis attempts to replace lead singer Effie with her best friend. Whilst the creators of the show have denied links to The Supremes story, there are many parallels between the plot of the musical and the career of Diana Ross.

By: 
Tom Eyen
Producer: 
Sonia Friedman Productions
Director: 
Casey Nicholaw
Songs by: 
Henry Krieger
Choreography: 
Casey Nicholaw
Cast list: 
Amber Riley (Effie) - please note, Ms Riley will not perform Wednesday PM performances. The role of Effie White during these shows will be shared between Ruth Brown and Karen Mav. Tyrone Huntley (C.C White), Adam J Bernard (Jimmy), Nicholas Bailey (Marty), Joe Aaron Reid (Curtis Taylor Jnr), Liisi LaFontaine (Deena), Ibinabo Jack (Lorrell), Lily Frazer (Michelle Morris), Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
Dreamgirls Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 19 November, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
Available from: 
Monday, 21 November, 2016
Booking to: 
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
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Latest Dreamgirls News & Features

Monday, August 22, 2016
Exclusive Interview with Dreamgirls Director Casey Nicholaw

With September just around the corner we're now one month closer to one of the West End's most exciting openings of 2016. The long awaited West End premiere of Dreamgirls takes place at the Savoy Theatre on 13 December 2016 with previews from 19 November and will be the first London production of the show in its thirty-five year history.

Dreamgirls
Friday, August 5, 2016
Lily Frazer added to West End cast of Dreamgirls

It has now been reported that Lily Frazer has been cast as the "fourth" Dreamgirl Michelle Morris in the much-anticipated West End premiere of Dreamgirls which begins previews at London's Savoy Theatre on 19th November 2016, with an official opening on 13 December 2016. Her London stage credits include Les Misérables and In The Heights.

Amber Riley Dreamgirls
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Watch Amber Riley sing "I am Changing" from Dreamgirls

A new video has been released of Glee star Amber Riley performing "I am Changing" from the upcoming production of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, which begins performances on 19 November 2016.

Friday, June 10, 2016
West End Interview with Dreamgirls star Amber Riley

After 35 years the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls is finally making its West End première, in a brand new production directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

Friday, June 3, 2016
Lead cast announced for Dreamgirls at the Savoy

Full casting has been announced for the much-anticipated West End premiere of Dreamgirls which begins previews at London's Savoy Theatre on 19th November 2016, with an official opening on 13 December 2016.

Joining the previously announced Amber Riley who will star as Effie White will be Tyrone Huntley as C.C White, Adam J Bernard as Jimmy, Nicholas Bailey as Marty Joe Aaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jnr, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Casey Nicholaw Reigns over Broadway & London

Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw is potentially the hardest working man currently working in musical theatre. Having just opened his latest musical on Broadway, Tuck Everlasting this week at the Broadhurst Theatre, he is currently rehearsing for the London opening of Disney's Aladdin, which sees him once again at the helm in both creative capacities, mounting the show in the West End where it opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on 15 June 2016.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Dreamgirls star Amber Riley & 'Glee' stars on stage

Tickets for Dreamgirls on sale today here

There is no denying the mutual love-fest between Glee, Broadway and the West End. The popular Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning musical television series has championed a plethora of show tunes during its six seasons on the small screen and a number of members of its cast are no strangers to treading the boards themselves either.

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