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Date of Birth: May 15, 1953 (62)
Birth Place: Knoxville, TN, USA
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Amber Riley Talks Auditioning for London's DREAMGIRLS, Vocal Surgery and MoreAmber Riley Talks Auditioning for London's DREAMGIRLS, Vocal Surgery and More
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2016

Following last month's big news that GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE!'s Amber Riley will star as 'Effie' in the UK debut of DREAMGIRLS this winter, the star sat down with the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye to discuss her journey to the iconic role. (more...)

She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's SoloShe's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo
by Jessica Khan - Feb 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago, GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems. (more...)

GLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This WinterGLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Big news in the DREAMGIRLS world tonight! The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed the news that GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will play 'Effie' when the musical makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON at McCarter is a Must-See!BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON at McCarter is a Must-See!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jan 20, 2016

Jade King Carroll directs an all-star cast in August Wilson's powerful play at McCarter Theatre. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Sets Cast of THE PIANO LESSONMcCarter Theatre Center Sets Cast of THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Casey Nicholaw to Helm DREAMGIRLS in the West End; Open Casting Call in MaySOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Casey Nicholaw to Helm DREAMGIRLS in the West End; Open Casting Call in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that SOMETHING ROTTEN! director Casey Nicholaw will officially be directing DREAMGIRLS in its UK debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN ISSUE OF BLOOD at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at AN ISSUE OF BLOOD at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yewand Managing Director Chris Mannelli, presents the World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Premiere AN ISSUE OF BLOOD, 4/3-5/3Victory Gardens Theater to Premiere AN ISSUE OF BLOOD, 4/3-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli, presents the World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance today, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Premiere AN ISSUE OF BLOOD, 4/3-5/3Victory Gardens Theater to Premiere AN ISSUE OF BLOOD, 4/3-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli, presents the World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Sonia Friedman Bringing DREAMGIRLS to the West End; Casey Nicholaw to Direct?Sonia Friedman Bringing DREAMGIRLS to the West End; Casey Nicholaw to Direct?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

DREAMGIRLS is headed to the West End! According to the Daily Mail, producer Sonia Friedman has the rights to tackle a full West End production, with BOOK OF MORMON and ALADDIN helmer Casey Nicholaw in talks for the director's chair. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMESPhoto Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES Features New Book; Opens TonightBarrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES Features New Book; Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This WeekBarrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #5 - NINE Vs. DREAMGIRLS30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #5 - NINE Vs. DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with NINE versus DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary SeasonKISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  BLACK ODYSSEY Star Cleavant Derricks Chats about Denver, Sliders and DreamgirlsBWW Interviews: BLACK ODYSSEY Star Cleavant Derricks Chats about Denver, Sliders and Dreamgirls
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 30, 2014

We speak with Broadway legend, Cleavant Derricks on his rich history in theatre; new, challenging role at the Denver Center; and love of sci-fi. (more...)

BWW TV: Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Highlights of Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUESBWW TV: Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Highlights of Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2013

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith presents the Chicago premiere production of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues-a 2013 Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award nominee for Outstanding New Play/Musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith presents the Chicago premiere production of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues-a 2013 Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award nominee for Outstanding New Play/Musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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