Dreamgirls 2016

Opened: December 14, 2016
Closing: January 12, 2019

Dreamgirls - 2016 - West End History , Info & More

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0ET, United Kingdom London

DREAMGIRLS transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history and charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’. They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.

DREAMGIRLS features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’. This much-anticipated new production will be directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony® and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Amber Riley (Glee) will play Effie White.

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Is DREAMGIRLS Heading to Broadway in 2019?
by Nicole Rosky - January 23, 2019


Could DREAMGIRLS be steppin' to the bad side on Broadway later this season? An Equity Principal Audition for the production will be held next week at Pearl Studios. An audition listing notes the production will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, produced by Sonia Friedman Production and land on Broadway in 2019/20.

Will DREAMGIRLS Make Us Happy On Broadway This Season?
by Alan Henry - July 18, 2018


Could DREAMGIRLS be steppin' to the bad side on Broadway this season? An Equity Principal Audition for the production will be held on Monday, July 30th at Pearl Studios. An audition listing notes the production will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, produced by Sonia Friedman Production and land on Broadway in 2018/19.

Get 47% Off Tickets To Hit West End Musical DREAMGIRLS
by Marianka Swain - June 26, 2018


Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End. Get 47% off tickets in our summer sale - book here!

VIDEO: Watch Moya Angela Sing 'I Will Always Love You' at WEST END LIVE LOUNGE
by West End Video - June 21, 2018


Moya Angela (America's Got Talent star and current Effie in the West End Dreamgirls) sang the Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston classic 'I Will Always Love You' at West End Live Lounge last month.

VIDEO: The Cast of DREAMGIRLS Dazzles the Audience at West End Live
by Stephi Wild - June 16, 2018


West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Dreamgirls took to the stage to give a dazzling performance. Watch it below!

DREAMGIRLS to Play Final West End Performance 12 January 2019 Prior to UK Tour
by Julie Musbach - June 5, 2018


Dreamgirls, which opened in December 2016 at the Savoy Theatre to widespread critical acclaim, will give its final performance on Saturday 12th January 2019, completing a run of more than two years. Details for a forthcoming UK tour will be announced in due course.

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS
by Stephi Wild - February 9, 2018


A dazzling new trailer for the multi award-winning West End production Dreamgirls has been released today. Watch the full trailer below! Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, this critically acclaimed musical is now booking at the Savoy Theatre in London through to 22nd September 2018.

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace and London's DREAMGIRLS Perform LIVE
by Julie Musbach - January 25, 2018


The cast of London's DREAMGIRLS lit up the stage at Theatre Lounge Live, check out the amazing video below!

VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS
by Stephi Wild - January 2, 2018


Go behind the scenes at London's most fabulous show, Dreamgirls, to find out how the stunning costumes help to tell the story. Check out the video here!

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates New Cast and Two Years in West End
by Julie Musbach - December 18, 2017


To celebrate a new cast and its second year in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre in London, which is currently booking through to 2nd June 2018.

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Talks New Christmas Album and Solo Concerts
by Nicole Ackman - November 19, 2017


Marisha Wallace is taking over the role of Effie White, alongside Moya Angela and Karen May, in the West End Dreamgirls from 20 November, after being one of the Effie alternates. She's also performing two London concerts at Charing Cross Theatre on 3 December to celebrate the release of her debut album, Soul Holiday.

VIDEO: Go Backstage with the New 'Effies' of London's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2017


Sonia Friedman Productions' UK premiere of Dreamgirls, which opened last December at the Savoy Theatre is currently running through 2nd June 2018 in the West End. From 20th November 2017, Moya Angela will join Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav to play the iconic role of Effie White in Dreamgirls. In the video below, go backstage with the show's new Effies!

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday Visits West End DREAMGIRLS!
by Marianka Swain - October 19, 2017


It was a starry night last night at Dreamgirls in the West End as Effie White's past, present and future met at London's Savoy Theatre. See a photograph below of Jennifer Holliday visiting the show!

Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela, Karen Mav, and More Join DREAMGIRLS; Extends Through June 2018
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2017


Sonia Friedman Productions has just announced that the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, which opened last December at the Savoy Theatre to widespread critical acclaim, will extend booking through to 2nd June 2018.

VIDEO: The Cast of DREAMGIRLS Performs on THIS MORNING
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2017


Last week on the summer finale of This Morning, the cast of West End's Dreamgirls performed 'One Night Only!' starring Marisha Wallace as 'Effie White'. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: One Day Only! DREAMGIRLS Dazzles West End Live
by Julie Musbach - June 24, 2017


The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Dreamgirls belted and blew away the crowds, check out the performances below!

Photo Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017


There was a gleeful reunion this weekend when Matthew Morrison visited his former Glee co-star Amber Riley in London at Dreamgirls!

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Dazzles and Shines at Footlite Musicals
by The Marriage Matinee - May 10, 2017


From the swish of the golden dresses to the silver zoot suits to the huge smiles of the Dreamettes, DREAMGIRLS at Footlite Musicals sure brought it last Friday night. DREAMGIRLS is a musical documenting the blood, sweat, and tears of a struggling girls group rise to the top of the charts and the positive/negative effects of showbiz mixed with some brilliant vocals.

CD Review: DREAMGIRLS, Original London Cast Recording
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2017


The hit West End revival of Dreamgirls is rumoured to be heading over to Broadway next year. In the meantime, fans on both sides of the pond can be content with this excellent double-CD cast album. Recorded live at London's Savoy Theatre, complete with audience reaction (rapturous during 'And I Am Telling You…'), it's a strong approximation of a thrilling theatre experience.

Dreamgirls FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Dreamgirls been nominated for?
Dreamgirls has been nominated for the Best Costume Design at the Olivier Awards for Gregg Barnes.
What productions of Dreamgirls have there been?
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What are the songs in Dreamgirls and what's the order?
I'm Looking for Something
Goin' Downtown
Takin' the Long Way Home
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)
Fake Your Way to the Top
Cadillac Car
Steppin' to the Bad Side
Party, Party
I Want You Baby
Family
Dreamgirls
Press Conference
Only the Beginning
Heavy
It's All Over
And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
Love Love You Baby
Las Vegas Act Two Opening
I Am Changing
One More Picture Please
When I First Saw You
Got to Be Good Times
Ain't No Party
I Meant You No Harm
Quintette
The Rap
Firing of Jimmy
I Miss You Old Friend
One Night Only
I'm Somebody
Faith in Myself
Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love
This Is Gonna Be My Time
I Found You
'Dreams' Medley
I Am Melody
Tangerine Skies
I’ve Got Feelings
Rainbow Shines
I’m the New Girl
Sometimes the Nights Get Lonely
Show Business
I Want to Leave
Big Man
Can You See Me?
Listen
Love You I Do
Patience
Perfect World

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