FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 NATIONAL TOUR
STARRING DIANA DeGARMO AS “NARRATOR”
AND ACE YOUNG AS “JOSEPH”
NEW NATIONAL TOUR WILL CELEBRATE HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES PREMIERE
THREE WEEKS ONLY - JUNE 3 – 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – The Independent Presenters Network is delighted to announce that JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will celebrate its Hollywood Pantages Premiere with a limited three week engagement; June 3 – 22, 2014. Casting is complete for this new national tour, which will be directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Individual tickets for JOSEPH will go on sale to the general public on Sunday March 30th at 10am at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Hollywood Pantages is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am except for holidays.
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 is the family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. JOSEPH is the first collaboration of composerAndrew 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 which has been enjoyed by scores of audiences for decades, and includes such memorable songs as Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do andClose Every Door.
The production design team includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by John Shivers andDavid Patridge, projection & video design by Daniel Brodie, music supervision by David Kreppel and music direction by Wayne Green.
The National Tour of JOSEPH is produced by the Independent Presenters Network.
The performance schedule for JOSEPH is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Wednesday June 4th at 8pm.
JOSEPH is recommended for all ages. (Please note that in consideration of audiences, no one under 5 will be admitted to the theatre.)
Individual tickets for JOSEPH will start at $25. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For more information on JOSEPH, please visit www.JosephTheMusical.com/USTour.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of JOSEPH, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com.
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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 50 members who present live entertainment worldwide. Recent Broadway/London/U.S. Tours: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cages Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Ragtime, Frost/Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands.
Dates: JUNE 3 – 22, 2014
Theatre: HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Opening Night: Wednesday June 4th at 8pm
Individual Tickets: Individual tickets will start at $25
On Sale March 30th at 10am Ticket prices subject to change without notice.
Parental Advisory: Recommended for All Ages
In consideration of audiences, no one under 5 admitted to the theatre
Tickets: Online: HollywoodPantages.com or Ticketmaster.com
On Sale March 30th at 10am Phone: 1-800-982-2787
In Person: Hollywood Pantages Box Office (opens daily at 10am)
and all Ticketmaster Outlets
Description: Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo and Broadway star Ace Young will head up the cast of the new touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 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 Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and 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.