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Dreamgirls to close in the West End and UK tour announced

The show will finish its London run in January

Asmeret Ghebremichael, Moya Angela, Brennyn Lark and Kimmy Edwards in Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls is to close in the West End, producers have announced.

The show, which opened at the Savoy Theatre in 2016, will have its final performance on 12 January 2019. A UK tour will follow, with dates announced in due course.

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the piece tells the story of Eddie, Lorrell and Deena, a singing group from the '60s and is based on the true story of The Supremes.

Amber Riley originally starred as Effie White in the UK premiere, alongside Liisi Lafontaine as Deena and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell. Moya Angela, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brennyn Lark and Marisha Wallace all now star.

The show won six Tony Awards as well as two Grammy Awards and Riley took home an Olivier and WhatsOnStage Award for her turn in the show.