Jennifer Holliday On Dreamgirls and The Colour Purple

Broadway legend Jennifer Holiday talks about The Colour Purple and Dreamgirls

Our friends at Theater Talk have recently released this great interview with Jennifer Holliday, who is currently appearing in The Colour Purple on Broadway. Holliday is perhaps best-known as the original Effie in the Broadway production of Dreamgirls thirty years ago, a performance that won her a Tony Award. It’s an interesting conversation talking about how the role developed, her working relationship with director / choreographer Michael Bennett. For musical theatre fans this is a real treat and of interest as London finally gets a chance to see Dreamgirls on stage for the first time. Enjoy this interview and if you haven’t already … BOOK TICKETS FOR DREAMGIRLS AT THE SAVOY THEATRE

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

Book tickets for Dreamgirls at London's Savoy Theatre

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

Dreamgirls Now On Sale

Dreamgirls Tickets are now on sale

  The new production of the Tony Award-winning musical will open at London’s Savoy Theatre from 19 November 2016. Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, 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’ . As previously confirmed, American actress and singer Amber Riley will make her West End debut playing soulful singer ‘Effie White’ in the production, which will be Directed and Choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!). Dreamgirls will have Set Design by Tim Hatley, Costume Design by Gregg … Read more

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