By: Jan. 27, 2014
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Go go go Joseph! The Independent Presenters Network has announced 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 byWayne 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. For tickets, visit www.josephthemusical.com/ustour