Moya Angela joins Dreamgirls cast in West End

The UK production of Dreamgirls, which opened last December at the Savoy Theatre, has extended its booking dates to June 2, 2018.

Also, from November 20, Moya Angela will join Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav to play the role of Effie White.

The three actresses will share the role, taking on different performance times throughout the week.

Asmeret Ghebremichael will continue to play Lorrell Robinson, with Joe Aaron Reid continuing in the role of Curtis Taylor Jr.

Joining them will be Broadway actress Brennyn Lark as Deena Jones; Tosh Wanogho-Maud as Jimmy Early; Durone Stokes as C.C. White; Delroy Brown as Marty; and Kimmy Edwards as Michelle Morris.

Producer Sonia Friedman said: “The thrill of Dreamgirls is to experience the brilliance of the human voice.

“Effie White is arguably the biggest sing in musical theatre history, which is why we have cast three extraordinary vocalists to play this iconic role.

“London theatregoers are extremely lucky and privileged to have the chance to witness their rare and awe-inspiring talents.”

The musical tells the story of The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the US during the turbulent 1960s.

Songs in the show include And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing, Listen and One Night Only.