I can't tell you how excited I am about this production. In fact I might just have to hop on a plane this Fall and check it out. Dreamgirls, which first premiered on the Great Way back in 1982, is set to begin previews at the Savoy Theatre in November 2016. Now believe it or not but this is the first time that the show has ever played in London. Thankfully it looks like this production is already off to a great start.
Leading the cast in the role of Effie White is television star Amber Riley (Glee, NBC's The Wiz). Not only that, but the show is being directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten). Now do you see why I'm so excited? In fact I wouldn't be surprised if this production transfers to Broadway following it's London run. Fingers crossed.
The show, which is based on Motown favorites The Supremes, James Brown, and Jackie Wilson, tells the story of a trio of talented singers from Chicago who become musical superstars. Featuring over thirty songs, including the hit song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", Dreamgirls is one of the greatest shows ever written for the musical theatre.
So, now that you know a little bit about the show's history, I'm guessing you are probably wondering how to get tickets right? Well do I have good news for you. We sell it. In fact tickets are on sale right now. As of now the show is only booking thru March 2017. However if the show is a success I would not be surprised if the show extends. Here's hoping it's a hit. Get your tickets to see Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre in London. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.
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