The previously announced Amber Riley who will play Effie White in the new London production of Dreamgirls is to be joined by Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine (a finalist on NBC's The Winner Is as part of a singing duo The LaFontaines with her mother Nita Whitaker) as Deena Jones, making up the singing trio “The Dreams” in the show.
The production begins performances November 19 prior to an official opening December 14 at the West End's Savoy Theatre.
Nicholas Bailey will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard will play Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley will play C.C. White and Joe Aaron Reid will play Curtis Taylor Jr, with Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform.
The cast of Dreamgirls will also include Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
In a press statement, producer Sonia Friedman commented, “It was wonderful to announce our star Amber Riley a few weeks ago. Now, having seen more than 1000 performers audition over many months, I am thrilled that we can reveal most of our Dreamgirls company. It is 35 years since its Broadway premiere, so to finally be the ones to bring it to London with our world-class creative team and incredibly talented, exciting young cast is an honor and privilege. I believe we now have the perfect team to create a sensational production that I hope will be well worth the wait.”
To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 871 7687 or visit Dreamgirlswestend.com.