Husband and wife duo Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is set to begin March 4, 2014 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. The addition of the newlywed pair was recently announced by the Independent Presenters Network.
Interestingly enough, Young and DeGarmo first met on Broadway in the 2009 revival of HAIR where they played the roles of Sheila and Berger in the production. Now they both have the chance to work together on the stage once again in such a classic production. Young, who will play the role of Joseph, was quoted as saying, “I am so excited to star as Joseph alongside Diana.” DeGarmo, who will be the narrator, has also shared statements about her excitement to be in the show saying, “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.”
Both Ace and Diana are very accomplished in their careers. Ace is a Grammy nominated songwriter who has numerous number 1 hits in the US and Sweden. He has performed worldwide and was a contestant on “Idol”. After his appearance there, he pursued a Broadway career and has starred in both Grease and HAIR. Diana was the first “Idol” alum to star on Broadway. In addition to HAIR, she has been in 9 to 5, Brooklyn: The Musical, Hairspray, and The Toxic Avenger.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the story of the biblical character Joseph, his brothers, and his multicolored coat. Producers refer to it as “… the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.”
Confirmed cities for the tour include Cleveland, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Memphis, St. Louis, Durham, San Jose, Loa Angeles, and San Diego. Other cities and a full cast listing will be released at a later time.