Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at TPAC in Nashville February 17-22
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m.
NASHVILLE – The national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement February 17-22, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call (615) 782-4060.
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.
“We are honored to have American Idol alumni and Broadway stars Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young starring in this wonderful family production. It’s a special treat since the married couple will be performing the show to their own city as they recently moved to Nashville,” says Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “TPAC is also a proud investor in the tour of the show, which we love because of the uplifting message and the amazing cast.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “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 Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young 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 Young. “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 DeGarmo.
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. 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.
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 five boys moved to Los Angeles from Boulder, CO, over 10 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 40 of the leading Broadway Presenters in cities throughout America. Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S. Tours: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Pippin, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cage Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Ragtime, Frost/ Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the fifth production featured in the 2014-15 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Bank of America is the official local sponsor of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The season is supported by The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services, including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615) 782-4077.