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Glee's Amber Riley to Star in London's 'Dreamgirls'

Glee's Amber Riley to Star in London's 'Dreamgirls'

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

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Amber Riley Stars As Addaperle In 'The Wiz Live' Tonight!

Amber Riley Stars As Addaperle In 'The Wiz Live' Tonight!

Amber Riley is just hours away from making her TV debut as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North in The Wiz Live on NBC!

“I’m more excited. You know what I am nervous about though? My wig! If that thing flies off… There’s nothing I could really do about it. It just is what it is,” the 29-year-old former Glee star shared with Playbill about the live show.

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The show is a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with an African-American cast.

The Wiz Live airs TONIGHT, December 3rd @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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Amber Riley Transforms Into Addaperle For 'The Wiz Live' - See The Pics!

Amber Riley Transforms Into Addaperle For 'The Wiz Live' - See The Pics!

Check out Amber Riley as Addaperle, the good witch for The Wiz Live!

The 29-year-old actress will star in the live production on NBC with Queen Latifah, Uzo Abuda and Common.

Just this week, Amber stopped by AOL Build to chat up the program which airs on Thursday, December 3rd.

“It’s awesome. Stepping into some big shoes!” Amber dished at the event.

Watch the latest trailer for The Wiz Live below and remember to tune in!


The Wiz Live! – Get Ready for the Live Event of the Season on December 3!

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Amber Riley Lands Role in 'The Wiz Live!'

Amber Riley Lands Role in 'The Wiz Live!'

Amber Riley will be joining the cast of The Wiz Live! on NBC!

The 29-year-old Glee star will be taking on the role of Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba also joined the cast as Glinda.

“We look forward to showcasing the amazing musical talents of Amber, and we are eager to introduce Uzo’s remarkable singing voice for those who know her solely as an extraordinary dramatic actress,” Wiz executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement to Essence, who broke the news.

The show will air on December 3!

'Dancing With the Stars' 10th Anniversary Special - Watch the Dances Here!

'Dancing With the Stars' 10th Anniversary Special - Watch the Dances Here!

Last night, Dancing With the Stars celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special that brought back some of our favorite past performers!

Some of the celebs hitting the stage were Amber Riley, Chelsea Kane, Meryl Davis, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Amy Purdy — who all danced in past seasons of the show.

Amber showed off her moves and amazing voice with a group number to “Lady Marmalade” while Meryl and Maksim gave us chills with their reunion dance.

Check out all the videos below!


Lady Marmalade with Patti LaBelle, Lil’ Kim & Amber Riley – Dancing With the Stars

Meryl Davis & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 10th Anniversary Special – Dancing With the Stars


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Chelsea Kane, Amy Purdy & Amber Riley Heat Up DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special With Mark Ballas & A 'Bromance' Dance!

Chelsea Kane, Amy Purdy & Amber Riley Heat Up DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special With Mark Ballas & A 'Bromance' Dance!

Chelsea Kane and Amber Riley heat up the dance floor for the Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary Special, which airs Tuesday, April 28th.

The two former competitors returned to the dance floor for Mark Ballas and Derek Hough’s “Bromance” performance along with Amy Purdy, Kristi Yamaguchi, a pregnant Katherine Jenkins, and Maria Menuonos.

After Derek was injured after camera blocking, Sasha Farber replaced him in the performance.

Amber will also perform “Lady Marmalade” with Patti LaBelle and Lil’ Kim to close out the night.

See all the pics below and tune in Tuesday, April 28th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

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Chelsea Kane & Amber Riley Are Returning For DWTS 10th Anniversary Special

Chelsea Kane & Amber Riley Are Returning For DWTS 10th Anniversary Special

Chelsea Kane and Amber Riley return to the dance studio in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (April 18).

The two former Dancing With The Stars competitors, along with Amy Purdy and Maria Menounos, will be returning to the show for the 10th Anniversary special this season.

“Guess who’s back in the ballroom? #TeamKaneNBall #DWTS #10thAnniversary,” Chelsea wrote on Instagram with a cute pic of her and former partner Mark Ballas.

Mark added, “10th anniversary is gonna be a trip down memory lane.. All kinds of fun stuff happening.. #teamkanenball #dwts @chelseakane.”

Chelsea and Mark placed 3rd during Season 12 (Hines Ward won with Kym Johnson) and Amber won the competition on Season 17 with Derek Hough.

Amy was the runner up with Derek on Season 18 and Maria, also partnered with Derek, came in 4th on Season 14.

FYI: Maria is wearing Etnia Barcelona sunglasses.

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Amber Riley Pays It Forward; Brings 'Airport Angel' John Silverman To 'DWTS' Taping

Amber Riley Pays It Forward; Brings 'Airport Angel' John Silverman To 'DWTS' Taping

Who all caught Amber Riley watching the show on Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (March 30)?

The 29-year-old actress and Season 17 winner brought her new friend John Silverman to the Los Angeles taping.

“Remember my kind friend that I met on the plane that took care of me when I was sick? I brought him to Dancing With the Stars with me today!!! #paybackcanbegoodtoo #grateful,” Amber captioned with a cute photo of the two at the show.

Just a few weeks prior, John was seated next to Amber and instead of ignoring her, helped her out when she became ill on the flight.

“I got really sick on the plane today. But God sat me right next to an angel. He pretty much held my hand and nursed me through the whole flight and even carried my bags to baggage claim. I felt so much better when we landed I had to take an ussie. He taught me a valuable lesson about always being kind to strangers because he had no clue ‘who I was’ and didn’t find out until later,” Amber wrote of her meeting with John on Instagram. “It didn’t matter. He could have just ignored me and pretended I wasn’t there but he didn’t, he cared and offered comfort and anti-nausea medicine lol thank you for being my hero John Silverman. I made a new friend! (Terrible pic of me but that smile was genuine, I’m thankful).”

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