The London revival of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen musical Dreamgirls is headed to Broadway. John Breglio, who holds the rights to the estate of original Dreamgirls director-choreographer Michael Bennett, confirmed to Playbill.com that producer Sonia Friedman intends to bring the production to Broadway.
News of the transfer was first reported in the New York Post, which stated that the revival is aiming to land on Broadway next season. The Shubert Organization is listed among the show’s associate producers.
This new production, which incorporates material from the 2006 film version (namely the song “Listen”), is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!).
The London cast is led by Glee and The Wiz star Amber Riley, who stars as Effie White, the role originated on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday and on screen by Jennifer Hudson.
London critics praised the revival that opened December 14 at the Savoy Theatre. Read reviews here.
The show recently extended its booking through October 21.
This new production features the work of Tony Award-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes, as well as set designer Tim Hatley, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, and sound design by Richard Brooker. Hair design is by Josh Marquette.
Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen. The late Michael Bennett directed and choreographed the original Broadway production; Bennett won a Tony Award for the show's choreography.
To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 871 7687 or visit Dreamgirlswestend.com.