Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour, Launching in Cleveland, 3/4
The Independent Presenters Network is delighted to announce that casting for the 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is complete. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the new tour will launch at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, on March 4, 2014.
As previously announced, Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway
star Ace Young (Joseph) will head up the cast, which will feature Paul Castree as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben, Will Mann as Judah and Ryan Williams as Pharaoh.
The ensemble will include Chip Abbott, Amanda Braun, Jonathan Burke, Claire Camp, Richard Cerato, Vincent D'Elia, Lisa Finegold, Lili Froehlich, Sasha Hollinger, Brandon Hudson, Patrick John Moran, Mark Roland, David Rossetti, Leigh Scheffler, Christine Cornish Smith, Brett Stoelker, Tricia Tanguy, Matthew Tiberi and Katie Whetsell.
Husband-and-wife team Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo first met when they shared the Broadway stage in the 2009 revival of HAIR. "I am so excited to star as 'Joseph' alongside Diana," said Ace. "It's great to be back! I too am so excited to star alongside Ace in the very role I once looked up to years ago as a child in the choir," added Diana.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), JOSEPH blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
Produced by the Independent Presenters Network, the tour will feature Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt, Costume Design by Jennifer Caprio, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by John Shivers and David Patridge, Projection & Video Design by Daniel Brodie, Music Supervision by David Kreppel and Music Direction by Wayne Green. The following cities have been announced for the national tour:
March 4 - 16, 2014 Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
March 18 - 30, 2014 Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 1 - 6, 2014 Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
April 8 - 13, 2014 Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK
April 22 - 27, 2014 Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
April 29 - May 11, 2014 Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
May 13 - 18, 2014 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
May 27 - June 1, 2014 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
June 3 - 22, 2014 Hollywood Pantages, Los Angeles, CA
June 24 - 29, 2014 Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
July 8 - 13, 2014 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Additional cities will be announced at a later date.
DIANA DeGARMO (Narrator) From Broadway to the Hollywood Bowl, Diana is no stranger to the
stage. At 16, she stole America's heart on "Idol" before becoming the first alum to star on Broadway.
Starring in such shows as HAIR (where she met her husband Ace Young), 9 to 5, Brooklyn: The
Musical, Hairspray and The Toxic Avenger, she then moved to Los Angeles to play the role of
"Angelina," a fan favorite on the number one daytime series "The Young and the Restless." In 2008,
she released an acoustic EP "Unplugged in Nashville," and recently released a Country EP "Live To
Love," composed of songs co-written with Ace. She is so excited to star alongside him playing the very
role she once looked up to years ago when she was just a child in the choir. It's great to be back!
Many thanks to Headline Talent Agency, Ellis Talent Group and our dog Rosie.
ACE YOUNG (Joseph) This athletic, 6'1" runt of 5 boys moved to Los Angeles from Boulder, CO,
over ten years ago to pursue a career in music. Since then, Ace has worked with musical stars ranging
from Brian McKnight to Desmond Child. He is a Grammy-nominated songwriter with number one
hits in the U.S. and Sweden. Ace has performed for the masses at festivals, concerts, parades, bars
and hole-in-the-wall joints around the world. After being a contestant on "Idol," he pursued a
Broadway career, starring first in Grease and then in HAIR, where he met his wife, Diana
DeGarmo. They recently released a Country EP "Live To Love," composed of songs co-written by the
two of them. Other television credits include "Bones" and "Planet 360." Truly comfortable in the
spotlight, he is so excited to star as 'Joseph' alongside his new wife. Many thanks to Headline Talent
Agency, Ellis Talent Group and our dog Rosie.
ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER (Direction and Choreography) Broadway: In The Heights (Tony
Award), Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The People In The Picture, The
Apple Tree, and the revival of Annie. Other work includes: Fly (DTC), The Wiz (City Center),
Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), "Sesame Street," and "So You Think You Can Dance." Future
projects include Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Only Gold with Kate Nash. Mr.
Blankenbuehler has performed on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night
Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. He resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two
children, Luca and Sofia.
INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK (Producer) is a consortium of 40 of the leading
Broadway Presenters in cities throughout America. Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S.
Tours: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Pippin, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cage Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5,
Ragtime, Frost/ Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping
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