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Masterworks Broadway proudly announces the release of the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of Dreamgirls. The new double album will be available via online retailers and streaming services April 28 (preorder live April 14), with the 2-CD set following May 12.
Recorded live in its entirety at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End, the album captures the on-stage exhilaration of the original cast, the 14-piece band and audience. Dreamgirls' legendary score features the unforgettable songs "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "I Am Changing," "Listen
" and "One Night Only."
The Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording is produced by composer Henry Krieger and mixed by Andy Bradfield. The cast recording features Amber
Riley as Effie White, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones
and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson - making up the soulful singing trio 'The Dreams'; JoeAaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jr, Adam J. Bernard as Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley as C.C. White, Nicholas Bailey as Marty and Lily Frazer as Michelle Morris. The ensemble includes Michael Afemaré, Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe
Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle
Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Siân Nathaniel-James, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. It is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney's Aladdin
and Something Rotten!), with set design by Tim Hatley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Richard Brooker and hair design by Josh Marquette. The musical supervisor is Nick Finlow, the orchestrator is Harold Wheeler, with additional material by Willie Reale.
Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. It charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago
called 'The Dreams', as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.
With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards®. The original cast recording won two Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday's 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' In 2006 it was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy
and Jamie Foxx.
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Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording Tracklist:
1. I'm Looking for Something, Baby
2. Goin' Downtown
3. Takin' the Long Way Home
5. Fake Your Way to the Top
7. Steppin' to the Bad Side
8. Party, Party
9. I Want You, Baby
12. Press Conference
14. It's All Over
15. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
1. Love, Love You Baby
2. When I First Saw You
3. I Am Changing
4. Ain't No Party
5. I Meant You No Harm
6. The Rap
7. I Miss You, Old Friend
8. One Night Only
9. I'm Somebody
11. Effie White's Gonna Win/You Are My Dream
12. Hard To Say Goodbye
13. Dreamgirls (Reprise)
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