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Patrick Cassidy Named Top Five Dreamcoat Star

Patrick Cassidy, recently tagged to star in a new Troika-produced U.S. tour of the family-friendly Broadway musical, has been named one of the World's Top Five ranked stars of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

As reported by gueststarcasting.com, Cassidy is second only to former teen idol Donny Osmond among the top ranked Joseph performers.

Cassidy edged out heartthrob Rikki Lee Travolta who flexes his muscles for the figurative bronze with a third place ranking. Brian Lane Green of Days of Our Lives fame and U.K. singer Darren Day make up the rest of the elite Top Five headliner list.

Cassidy, of the famous family of actors and singers, made his Broadway debut replacing Robbie Benson in Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. He gained national attention starring as Johnny Castle in the television spin off of the film Dirty Dancing.

Cassidy most recently appeared on Broadway opposite his mother Shirley Jones of Partridge Family fame in 42nd Street. He previously played Joseph opposite pop singer turned actress Deborah Gibson as the pivotal narrator role. For the upcoming tour, American Idol contestant Amy Adams plays the narrator.

All of the Top Three ranked Joseph headliners - Osmond, Cassidy, and Travolta - hail from famous performing families but went on to achieve fame in their own right.

Statistically, of the Top Five, three are over 40 - Osmond, Green, and Cassidy. Day, at 36, is as famous for his co-star romances and fleeing from the altar, failed engagements as for his onstage performances. Travolta, at 29, has been nicknamed "the Dreamboat in a Dreamcoat" by the media for his pristine features and chiseled physique.

Additional popular ranked Joseph guest stars include former Young and the Restless soap opera actor Michael Damian, Star Search winner Sam Harris, Cuban singer Jon Secada, original Broadway star Bill Hutton, former Australian soap opera actor Jason Donovan, and Irish pop star Stephen Gately.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, from creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is one of the most popular theatrical musicals in rotation today. Official productions are currently running in London's West End and Africa, with additional companies touring the U.K., Mexico, and Italy. In 2000 a DVD was released of the musical with Osmond in the starring role.

Rankings are compiled based upon cumulative and recent box office receipts, overall marquee name power, critical review, and consumer demand.


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