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Release date confirmed for Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording

Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week – Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early) – Sonia Friedman Productions has confirmed that the Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday, May 12, 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.

This brand new live recording is currently available to pre-order via Amazon.

For all digital pre-orders, one track – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going – will be made available as an exclusive early digital download on Friday, April 21, three weeks ahead of the album release date. Amber Riley’s show-stopping performance of this song at the Olivier Awards ceremony was broadcast on ITV1 on Tuesday, April 11 and is currently available to view via ITV Player.

It has also been confirmed that Listen, taken from the Original London Cast Recording and performed by Amber Riley and Liisi LaFontaine, will be released as a single on Friday, April 28.

Featuring iconic songs from the musical including, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing, One Night Only, Steppin To The Bad Side, Move and title track Dreamgirls, this double-album was recorded live over four performances at the Savoy Theatre in February 2017.

With no additional studio re-recordings or musical overdubs it captures the on-stage exhilaration of the Dreamgirls original London cast, 14 piece band and the audience thus retaining the live in-theatre integrity of these special performances.

Read more about the Original London Cast Recording.