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Asmeret Ghebremichael joins the company of Dreamgirls to play the role of Lorrell Robinson

Asmeret Ghebremichael

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THIS WEEK, Asmeret Ghebremichael joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She replaces Ibinabo Jack who has had to withdraw from the production due to health reasons.

Ghebremichael is best known for her performances in The Book of Mormon (West End and Broadway), Legally Blonde, Elf The Musical, Spamalot and Wicked (Broadway). She also appeared in the US television production The Wiz Live!.

The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Dreamgirls has been nominated for five Olivier Awards and stars American actress and singer Amber Riley as Effie White, with Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones and now Asmeret Ghebremichael as Lorrell Robinson making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’.

Joe Aaron Reid plays Curtis Taylor Jr, with Adam J Bernard as Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley as C.C. White, Nicholas Bailey as Marty and Lily Frazer as Michelle Morris.

Completing the cast are Michael Afemaré, Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashlee Irish, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Siân Nathaniel-James, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports audiences to a revolutionary time in American music history; charting the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.

Dreamgirls features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing, Listen and One Night Only.

Dreamgirls is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with set design by Tim Hatley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Richard Brooker and hair design by Josh Marquette. The Musical Supervisor is Nick Finlow, the Orchestrator is Harold Wheeler, with Additional Material by Willie Reale.

Swarovski is the set and costume design partner for Dreamgirls, bringing to life the incredible visions of Tim Hatley and Gregg Barnes. Over one million Swarovski crystals have been incorporated into the production, adorning 275 costumes and three crystal curtains.

Liisi LaFontaine, Asmeret Ghebremichael and Marisha Wallace are appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

The highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of Dreamgirls will be released on Sony Masterworks Broadway in mid-April. Read more.

Dreamgirls is currently booking at the Savoy Theatre until October 21, 2017.