Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre.
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’ and ‘One Night Only’.
This long-awaited new production will be directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards®.
Please note Amber Riley will not perform on Monday evenings or Wednesday evenings.
PLEASE NOTE: The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). Amber Riley is currently scheduled to play the role of Effie White for 7 out of 8 performances per week. One of the alternates will perform on 1 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled for Monday evenings. This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.
*Please note Amber Riley's additional holiday daters for 2017 are: Tuesday 25 April, Wednesday 26 April, Tuesday 30 May, Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July, Tuesday 4 July, Wednesday 5 July, Tuesday 1 August, Wednesday 2 August, Thursday 3 August, Friday 4 August, Saturday 5 August, Tuesday 26 September, Wednesday 27 September, Friday 13 October, Saturday 14 October, Tuesday 17 October. Amber Riley is scheduled to perform in Dreamgirls until Saturday 18 November 2017. During these performances one of the Alternates will be performing in the role of Effie White.