Will Jennifer Holliday Do The Matinees?

The London revival of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen musical “Dreamgirls” is headed to Broadway next season. 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 (pictured), who stars as Effie White, the role originated on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday and on screen by Jennifer Hudson. LemonWade’s spies in London say that while Amber was real great, the rest of the cast wasn’t, so they will probably do some recasting for Broadway.

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