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PlayhouseSquare Broadway Series Replaces "Music of Webber" with "Joseph"

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 27, 2013

Newlywed "American Idol" veterans Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young star. The official word: PlayhouseSquare announced a change to its 2013-2014 KeyBank Broadway Series lineup following the news that the national tour of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has been postponed for a subsequent season.

 PlayhouseSquare will launch the new tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT filling the same time slot – (March 4-16, 2014) - on the season ticket package which also includes touring productions of Sleeping Beauty, Once, Wicked, Porgy and Bess, Flashdance and Jersey Boys. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome JOSEPH back to our stage,” said Gina Vernaci, Senior Vice President, Theater Operations. “This show is a crowd pleaser that is sure to delight our audiences of all ages, fun for the whole family with its epic story and sing-along score.”

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 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. “JOSEPH is still the wittiest of Lloyd Webber’s extravaganzas,” declares the Orlando Sentinel.

 The Independent Presenters Network is delighted to announce that 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.

 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 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.

 

Season tickets to the 2013-2014 KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare are on sale now guarantee your seats today and call 216-640-8800 or purchase online at www.PlayhouseSquare.org/broadway. Seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series season ticket packages range from $110-$565 per seat. Monthly payment plans available.

 

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DIANA DeGARMO (The 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.

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