Top 5 Epic Musical Theatre Performances of 2016

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Musical theatre has been well served in 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic with revivals of amazing musicals and the unveiling of some new works which are fast becoming favourites. Looking back through my browser history and playlists I’d like to put forward this list of epic musical theatre performances by some of the world’s great musical theatre performers and the cast of one particular musical which blew my mind this year. This list is by no means definitive and certainly bears the hallmark of my own taste, so I’d invite you to add your own thoughts below. Share and through sharing make the world aware of the depth of talent out there entertaining us. TOP 5 EPIC MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCES IN 2016 Number 1 GLENN CLOSE – SUNSET BOULEVARD AT THE ENO She came and she conquered with an almighty performance that would have taxed the greatest of … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Dreamgirls at The Savoy Theatre

Book now for Dreamgirls starring Amber Riley

We are pleased to bring you these great first-look production photos by Brinkhoff of Casey Nicholaw’s production of Dreamgirls which is now in previews at the Savoy Theatre, London. Dreamgirls stars Amber Riley (Glee) as ‘Effie White’ and is joined in Dreamgirls by Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’. Joe Aaron Reid plays Curtis Taylor Jr, Adam J. Bernard plays Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley plays C.C. White, Nicholas Bailey plays Marty and Lily Frazer plays Michelle Morris with Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform. Dreamgirls is Directed and Choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set Design by Tim Hatley, Costume Design by Gregg Barnes, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Sound … Read more

VIDEO: Dreamgirls in Rehearsals

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Like many of you, everyone at BritishTheatre.com is impatient to see Casey Nicolaw’s new production of Dreamgirls which is now in previews at the Savoy Theatre starring Amber Riley.  Book your Dreamgirls tickets now. Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway nearly 30 years ago and this new production will be the first UK production ever! The production has released this great video clip taken during rehearsals for Steppin’ To The Bad Side. We hope that enjoy this sneak peek behind the scenes. BUY TICKETS FOR DREAMGIRLS AT THE SAVOY THEATRE

PREVIEW: Amber Riley Sings I Am Changing From Dreamgirls

Amber Riley sings I Am Changing from Dreamgirls

We are pleased to bring you an exclusive new video which has been released ahead of the eagerly anticipated UK premiere of Dreamgirls which starts previewing at The Savoy Theatre on 19 November 2016. American actress and singer Amber Riley is joined in the video feature by Dreamgirls Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw, as they discuss the joys and challenges of performing the role of ‘Effie White’ before Ms Riley sings ‘I Am Changing’ from the musical’s iconic score. Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. 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’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’ . BOOK NOW FOR DREAMGIRLS AT … Read more

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