US actor Amber Riley, who charmed television audiences in Glee as Mercedes Jones, will lead the cast in the first London production of the award-winning DREAMGIRLS.
Co-produced by Bruno Wang Productions, the musical charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago who become music superstars.
Featuring classic songs And I am Telling You I’m Not Going, One Night Only and Listen, DREAMGIRLS transports the audience to a revolutionary time in American music history.
The original show won six Tony® awards, five Drama Desk Awards, two Grammys, produced the record-breaking single And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, and inspired the film DREAMGIRLS, which won three Golden Globes and two Oscars and starred Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson.
The new London production is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony® Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin). A cast of over 30 accompanied by a fourteen-piece orchestra will bring to life one of the most exhilarating and electrifying scores ever written for the stage. Dreamgirls begins previews at the Savoy Theatre on Saturday 19 November.