Ibinabo Jack and Liisi Lafontaine
Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine
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Further casting has been announced for the new production of Dreamgirls, which opens at the Savoy Theatre in November.

Joining the previously announced Amber Riley as Effie White to make up the singing trio The Dreams will be Ibinabo Jack (Legally Blonde The Musical, Savoy Theatre, The Color Purple, Menier Chocolate Factory) as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine (Rent, Dog See God, Skylight Theater) as Deena Jones.

Nicholas Bailey (EastEnders) will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard (Thriller Live!, UK Tour) will play Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley (The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales) will play C.C. White and Joe Aaron Reid (In The Heights, Kings Cross Theatre) will play Curtis Taylor Jr.

As reported previously, Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will alternate the role of Effie White on Wednesday performances.

They will be joined by 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, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

Producer Sonia Friedman commented: "It was wonderful to announce our star Amber Riley a few weeks ago. Now, having seen more than 1000 performers audition over many months, I am thrilled that we can reveal most of our Dreamgirls company.

"It is 35 years since its Broadway premiere, so to finally be the ones to bring it to London with our world-class creative team and incredibly talented, exciting young cast is an honour and privilege. I believe we now have the perfect team to create a sensational production that I hope will be well worth the wait."

Dreamgirls opens at the Savoy Theatre on 14 December, with previews from 19 November.