Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo leading JOSEPH National Tour

jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
From her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-DeGarmo/124064927901

"Well the cat's outta the bag!

Ace and I are starring in the National Tour of "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT" staring March 11th, 2014!

The first cities announced are:
Cleveland, OH
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
St. Louis, MO
Memphis, TN
San Jose, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA

And MORE to come!!!"
Updated On: 8/19/13 at 11:29 AM
EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
I think they will be great!
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JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
WOW Ace Young! Now THERE is an American Idol that Potiphar's wife will truly lust for! He doesn't need the wig and his loincloth will be flapping in the wind!
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iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Ace Young in a loincloth? WOOF!
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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Is it too early to wish for a cast recording? There're plenty of Joseph recordings out there, I know, but none have ever been good, IMO.
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
@jacobsnchz14: Really? I love the OBCR.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Ace - YES.
Diana DeGarmo - NO.
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TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
I'm not giving Ace his loincloth back....


Ad Diana will be adorable!!!
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darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08

Ace Young... In a Loincloth..

Darreyl with an L!
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Diana should be terrific. Saw her in Hairspray back in 2006 and she was great. I remember thinking such a huge, powerful voice out of such a tiny girl. It's great that she and Ace get to tour together. Kind of an extended honeymoon.
LYLS3637
Featured Actor
joined:5/1/09
Diana DeGarmo- YES!!!
goodoneinlou2
Stand-by
joined:5/29/09
I'm more curious to see is this is the over-the-top Palladium version or a regurgitation of the awful Troika touring production that involved the crap set.

Palladium/Adelphi version


Troika version



The early 1990's desgined Palladium version was revived a few years back in London at the Adelphi. I am hoping it's that. The production values were actually impressive and made the "small" story quite grand.
Starship
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/12
Diana YES! Love that girl!
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
goodoneinlou2, Troika has produced tours of both versions of Joseph. They toured the Palladium version in the 90s with Jodi Benson and Osmond 2nd Generation.

If I had to guess I'd bet that this tour will just be a remount of their 2005 version with the crap set that toured with Amy Adams and Patrick Cassidy. It's easier to tour since it's smaller and since this production is basically a last minute replacement for the previously announced "Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" I wouldn't expect much from it.

Kudos to whoever cast Ace as Joseph though.

That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04

Lose the jeans and he's ready to go on!

No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
goodoneinlou2
Stand-by
joined:5/29/09
He'll need a wig. He cut his hair off last fall.

Updated On: 8/19/13 at 02:17 PM
Mercades
Leading Actor
joined:11/6/05
I know it's cheesy but I have a soft spot for this show...

*ducks as everyone throws tomatoes*
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
There's no law Joseph has long hair. I think after the most recent debacle, Joey will be wigless as much as possible.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Why don't they do an all AI alum cast?
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
I am SO excited for this now. I've seen Diana in a few different productions and she is a great talent. I'm also excited for Ace. I am so happy The Pantages added this to their season last minute!
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dblue236
Stand-by
joined:8/4/13
This is such better casting than the Ogunquit production- all-around. Ace suits the role and I think he'll be able to handle it vocally, and I've seen video of Diana playing the narrator and she did a great job. She was in a production of it in Oklahoma City back in 2009.
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
There's no law Joseph has long hair.

But it is the standard for Joseph. Plus, Ace rocks long hair.
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Kev
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/03
goodoneinlou2, Troika has produced tours of both versions of Joseph. They toured the Palladium version in the 90s with Jodi Benson and Osmond 2nd Generation.

Just a slight correction: the Palladium version has not toured the US since the Sam Harris/Brian Lane Green post-Broadway tour.

Troika began their JOSEPH tours with the Non-Equity version (starring Joe Machota.) The Benson/Osmond cast was a re-mount of that version with an Equity cast (in conjunction with Pittsburgh CLO, etc.) Other Troika JOSEPH tours included both Patrick Cassidy tours (one with Deborah Gibson, the other with Amy Adams), and another Non-Eq incarnation (with Adam Tackett.)
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
^I thought I remembered the Benson/Osmond tour utilizing the previous tour's scenery and costumes based on the Palladium production, but I guess you're right. They don't look the same.
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Kev
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/03
^I thought I remembered the Benson/Osmond tour utilizing the previous tour's scenery and costumes based on the Palladium production, but I guess you're right. They don't look the same.

It was the same "crap set" from Troika
http://www.houstontheatre.com/joseph.html
http://www.ovrtur.com/production/2898775/credits
StageManager2
Broadway Legend
joined:10/21/05
I didn't realize that Ace and Diana were married to each other, or that they had been an item. Lucky her!

Re Joseph's hair: I read recently that Jesus, Moses, and all the Biblical men would most likely have had short hair -- something about desert heat -- so I don't see why Joseph couldn't be short-haired.
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Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
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