Dreamgirls The Musical at the Savoy Theatre.
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Legendary Broadway musical Dreamgirls makes its UK premiere at London’s Savoy Theatre
Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, DREAMGIRLS transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history, inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America.
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’ and ‘One Night Only’.
Dreamgirls, already a Broadway legend, became a world-wide hit film in 2006 starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy.
With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards®.
This new production will be directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!).
Dreamgirls will run from 19 November 2016 and is currently booking until 21 October 2017 at the Savoy Theatre.
Dreamgirls is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, and James Brown in the sixties.
A young female singing trio from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James “Thunder” Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr. makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as “The Dreams.”
The cast features Amber Riley (Effie White), Liisi LaFontaine (Deena Jones), Ibinabo Jack (Lorrell Robinson), Joe Aaron Reid (Curtis Taylor Jr), Adam J Bernard (‘Jimmy’ James Thunder Early) and Tyrone Huntley (C.C.White).
Also featuring in the cast are 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.
★★★★ “fantastic ride on the showbiz rollercoaster” Lyndsey Winship – The Guardian
★★★★ “Tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit.” Dominic Maxwell – The Telegraph
★★★★★ “dazzling — a lavish and richly emotional musical” Henry Hitchins – Evening Standard
★★★★★ “a dream of a show” Mark Shenton – The Stage