Dreamgirls is nominated for 5 Olivier Awards
Dreamgirls Arrives In London – Finally!
Michael Bennet’s production of Dreamgirls opened at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in 1981. There have been many attempts to bring the show to London’s West End, but it will now finally arrive with a stunning new production directed by Award-winning director Casey Nicholaw (The Book Of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten) and starring Glee’s Amber Riley.
What Is Dreamgirls About?
Dreamgirls charts the rise of an R and B girl group from Chicago in the sixties. Loosely based on the success of groups from the period including The Supremes, The Shirelles and artists such as James Brown and Jackie Wilson, Dreamgirls is a rags to riches story with a phenomenal score that includes songs that include And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing, One Night Only and Listen.
Dreamgirls – Award-Winning Musical
Dreamgirls is an award-winning musical. It was the recipient of 5 Drama Desk Awards, 6 Tony Awards, a Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album, and 2 Academy Awards.
Dreamgirls – Who Wrote It
Dreamgirls has music by Henry Krieger who also wrote the musical Side Show, and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen.
Effie White – Amber Riley
Further casting to be announced.
Director – Casey Nicholaw
Set Design – Tim Hatley
Costume Design – Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design – Richard Booker
Hair Design – Josh Marquette
Musical Supervisor – Nick Finlow
Orchestrator – Harold Wheeler with additional material by Willie Reale