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Amber Riley to Play Effie in 'Dreamgirls' on London's West End!

Amber Riley to Play Effie in 'Dreamgirls' on London's West End!

Amber Riley is set to play the role of Effie in an upcoming stage production of the musical Dreamgirls on London’s West End, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old actress, who starred on Glee and in NBC’s The Wiz Live, previously sang the show’s big number “And I Am Telling You” on the hit Fox series.

Effie is the role that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar in 2007 and Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award in 1982.

Dreamgirls will start performances in November 2016 and it will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who has helmed the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and Something Rotten. Since the show has not been seen on Broadway since 1987, we hope it transfers to New York after the run in London!


Amber Riley – “And I Am Telling You” on Glee

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Amber Riley – “It’s All Over” on Glee
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