Amber Riley to Play Effie in West End 'Dreamgirls'

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The Wiz Live star is headed to a London theater for a new production of the iconic musical play.

Effie, we all got plaaaaane tickets.

Glee star Amber Riley has landed the iconic role of Effie White — the showstopping part that earned a Tony Award for Jennifer Holliday and an Academy Award for Jennifer Hudson — in an upcoming production of Dreamgirls headed to London’s West End this fall.

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The revival, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), will play the Savoy Theatre in November 2016.

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It’s the West End debut for Riley, as well as the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, which opened on Broadway in 1981 and earned six Tony Awards. A 2006 film adaptation starred Beyonce, Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Anika Noni Rose, Danny Glover, and Eddie Murphy.

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