Tickets Released for Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre
Back in February you might remember the news emerging that Dreamgirls, the fantastic musical that won over audiences on the other side of the Atlantic and earned Tony Awards in the 1980s, is heading to the West End. Well now audiences can finally get their hands on tickets as the show goes on sale ahead of its start date this November.
The show is set to star Amber Riley in the role of Effie White, the part played by Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film version and by Jennifer Holiday in the original 1981 Broadway production. Meanwhile, Casey Nicholaw provides choreography and direction.
In Dreamgirls we take a step back in time to the 1960s and meet The Dreams, an R&B group hailing from Chicago and during the course of the show we follow their ups and downs through the music world as they become big stars in that scene. But whilst that story is well known enough on its own audiences will also remember some high profile musical numbers that include familiar songs like And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, One Night Only, Got To Be Good Times, I Want You Baby and When I First Saw You, amongst many others.
Director Casey Nicholaw arrives to direct Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre having previously helmed shows on both sides of the Pond. He has both directed and choreographed some of the best known shows in both New York and here in the West End, ensuring he has plenty to bring to the table for Dreamgirls. His credits include Aladdin and Spamalot in New York and, for the West End, The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre. In more recent years he has been behind the likes of Animal House The Musical and Something Rotten.
And now he returns to the West End to direct Dreamgirls and with its reputation across the Atlantic there is no reason it won’t turn into one of the most talked-about shows in the West End in 2016.
Dreamgirls opens at the Savoy Theatre in November and will continue across the Christmas and New Year season.