Here at BritishTheatre.com we had a good laugh this morning when this great clip of Broadway leading man Jake Gyllenhaal doing his take on Effie White and the classic Broadway showstopper And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls. Does Amber Riley have something to worry about? Could Sonia Friedman and Casey Nicholaw be prepared to look at the ultimate case of colour and gender blind casting? If you haven’t already get down to see Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre or if you are a fan of Jake’s beg, borrow or steal a ticket to Sunday In The Park With George. UK fans take heart we’ve heard a whisper that Jake’s George may be UK bound! Join our mailing list to be kept informed. BOOK TICKETS FOR DREAMGIRLS IN LONDON https://vimeo.com/94958219
The acting is of the highest order. Every word, every pause, every gesture – all is precisely calibrated and thoughtfully designed to ensure maximum interest, a real involvement in the many disparate lives of these two intriguing characters. Jake Gyllenhaal proves to be entirely perfect as the ordinary bee-keeper, Roland. Ruth Wilson is very very funny, but also fragile and stern and unfair – whatever the situation requires, Wilson provides.