Marisha Wallace

The musical Dreamgirls, which will celebrate its first birthday in the West End this December, has announced a new cast and an extended run through to 2nd June 2018.

The show is running at the Savoy Theatre where group rates are available for ten or more people.

New casting

From 20th November, Moya Angela will join Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav to play the iconic role of Effie White in Dreamgirls. The three actresses will all share the role at different performances throughout the week.

Asmeret Ghebremichael will continue to play Lorrell Robinson, with Joe Aaron Reid continuing in the role of Curtis Taylor Jr. Joining them will be Broadway actress Brennyn Lark as Deena Jones, Tosh Wanogho-Maud as Jimmy Early, Durone Stokes as C.C. White, Delroy Brown as Marty and Kimmy Edwards as Michelle Morris.

Producer Sonia Friedman says: “The thrill of Dreamgirls is to experience the brilliance of the human voice. Effie White is arguably the biggest sing in musical theatre history, which is why we have cast three extraordinary vocalists to play this iconic role. London theatregoers are extremely lucky and privileged to have the chance to witness their rare and awe inspiring talents.”

More about the musical

Dreamgirls was originally produced on Broadway in 1981, and subsequently won six Tony Awards. In 2006 it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson (as Effie White), Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.

Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey through show business of a young female singing trio from Chicago called The Dreams. The musical features songs such as And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

It is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), and produced by Sonia Friedman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Book of Mormon and Funny Girl).

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