Further casting has been announced for the long-awaited West End premiere of Dreamgirls The Musical.
American Liisi LaFontaine and London-based Ibinabo Jack will join Glee’s Amber Riley to complete casting of The Dreams. LaFontaine will play Deena Jones, Ibinabo Jack will play Lorrell Robinson with Riley playing Effie White.
Also joining the cast are Joe Aaron Reid (In the Heights) as Curtis Taylor Jr, Adam J Bernard (Thriller Live) as ‘Jimmy’ James Thunder Early and Tyrone Huntley as C.C.White.
Loosley based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dreamgirls charts the journey of a fictitious girl group from 1960’s Chicago as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.
The story became a world-wide hit film in 2006 starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy.
Dreamgirls begins preview performances from 19 November 2016 (Opening Night 14 December 2016) and is booking until October 2017 at the Savoy Theatre.