For Immediate Release
(NEW ORLEANS) - Dec. 1, 2014 - The New Orleans Theatre Association is delighted to announce that the new national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 14 - 19, 2015 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans as part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2014 - 2015 season.
Tickets for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT start at $25 and go on sale Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.
Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up the cast, which also features Paul Castree as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben, Max Kumangai as Judah and Ryan Williams as Pharaoh.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer raved: "Joseph thrills with Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. The new production is an exuberant success that stays true to all of the original's joyfulness, humor and fantastic songs while subtly updating it for a 2014 audience."
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 be starring as ‘Joseph' alongside Diana," said Ace. "It's great to be back on stage! 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 features 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.
About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is owned/operated by John Gore. BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.
Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.saengernola.com
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.
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