Amber Riley will soon be playing one of the roles that she was without a doubt born to play – Effie in Dreamgirls!
The 29-year-old actress will perform in a production set to his London’s West End at the end of the year, according to the Daily Mail.
Effie is the role that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar in 2007 and Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award in 1982. It’s a role that Amber knows well as she performed two of the character’s songs on Glee. Watch below!
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
Click inside to watch Amber Riley sing the show’s song “It’s All Over”…
Amber Riley – “It’s All Over” on Glee
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