The 8 PM concert serves as a benefit for the ReVision Theatre, which offers professional theatre year-round. Jamibeth Margolis will direct the musical about a girl group's bumpy road to fame that has music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by the late Tom Eyen.
Covington, who appeared in the recent national tour of Dreamgirls, will star as Effie White, with Fox (The Lion King) as Deena Jones. The principal cast will also feature Nikkieli DeMone (Ragtime, Miss Saigon) as Curtis, Tony Perry (Ain't Misbehavin') as Marty, Curtis Wiley (The Lion King) as C.C. White and Kwame Remy-James as James "Thunder" Early. Casting for the role of Lorell Robinson has not been announced.
The cast will also include Christian Dante White (The Scottsboro Boys, Hairspray, The Wiz), Bernard Dotson (Chicago, Ragtime, Finian's Rainbow), Dominique Sharpton, Briana Davis, Sean Watkins, Thaddeus McCants, Ruperta Nelson, Faren Brook Collins, Michael Dexter, Nikki Jenkins, Jason Veasey, Lauren Lebowitz, Clyde Voce, Haley Swindal, Shira Elias, Brandon Hightower and Spiro Galiatsatos.
Dreamgirls will have choreography by Kenny Ingram, musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray, scenic design by Clifton Chadick, costume design by Robin Shane, lighting design by Jake Degroot and sound design by Karoline Budna.
Dreamgirls debuted on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in December 1981. The musical earned 11 Tony Award nominations in 1982 and took home six, including Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Lighting and a host of acting honors. For more information and tickets, call (732) 455-3059 or visit ReVisionTheatre. The Paramount Theatre is located at 1300 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ.