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Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Effie might indeed be going... to Broadway. According to the New York Post, London producer Sonia Friedman is already looking for a Broadway Theater to transfer the West End production, which has been bringing audiences to their feet nightly. (more...)

Amber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia DiagnosisAmber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Producers of the West End revival of DREAMGIRLS turned to Twitter today to announce that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Chris Colfer & More At DREAMGIRLS London OpeningPhoto Flash: Chris Colfer & More At DREAMGIRLS London Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions presents the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls, opening tonight 14 December 2016 and running at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. Below, watch highlights just in time for this evening's premiere, plus click here for a new batch of production shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to release more tickets for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  With the first few weeks selling out fast, the new booking period will extend performances at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. These tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 14 October 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins RehearsalsPhoto Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls has preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. On Monday October 3rd, Sonia Friedman Productions were delighted to assemble the full company for the first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Lily Frazer to Join DREAMGIRLS Revival at the Savoy TheatreLily Frazer to Join DREAMGIRLS Revival at the Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that actress Lily Frazer will be joining the cast of Casey Nicholaw's upcoming premiere UK production of Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's, Dreamgirls. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS at White Plains Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage 2 at White Plains Performing Arts Center is excited to present Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award Winning musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center July 29-31 and August 5-7. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 20, 2016

Prior to my attendance at Dallas Theater Center's DREAMGIRLS this weekend, my familiarity with the show was based on the 2006 motion picture and the 2001 Actors Fund concert recording (not to mention the Tony Awards clip featuring Jennifer Holliday). Basically knowing only the film, I had often considered how smoothly the stage show could handle the onstage to backstage transitions, given the fast-paced musical score it followed. And, although the DTC production offers a slick, seamless interpretation of the piece, I'm afraid I left the theatre with the impression that the (gasp) movie adaptation was superior to the stage version. That being said, there are still many reasons to head to the Wyly to see this production. (more...)

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates Opening Night at Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates Opening Night at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present DREAMGIRLS, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger. This production is directed and choreographed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through May 22, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present Dreamgirls, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger. This production is directed and choreographed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now April 8 - May 22, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Helm Wagner College Theatre's A CHORUS LINETony Winner Michele Pawk to Helm Wagner College Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Michele Pawk will direct A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Wagner College Theatre, April 13-24. (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's Remarkable DREAMGIRLSBWW Review: CFTA's Remarkable DREAMGIRLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2016

Directed with confidence by a young director - Matthew Hayes Hunter, who was a 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor - and performed by an eager and energetic cast (led by a quartet of extraordinary actresses portraying the four Dreams and another First Night MPA [who very nearly steals the entire production right out from under everyone else onstage] in the role of James 'Thunder' Early - CFTA's Dreamgirls delights its audience from the beginning, engaging them with focused performances that come from the heart to inspire and entertain. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows You Just Can't MissCritic's Choice: The Shows You Just Can't Miss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 25, 2016

There's so much great theater going on in the Nashville area right now, that you may be having a difficult time choosing among the bounteous offerings local companies are providing you. We're delighted to herald the return of BWW Nashville's Critics Choice with today's feature, offering up a compendium of what's available, what we recommend you see, and - in the cases of show's we've seen already - snippets of our reviews to help you make up your mind! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 22, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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