Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) is delighted to announce that Tony Award winner Ari’el Stachel will play the lead role of “Joseph” in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm. Stachel joins Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) in leading this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 200 singers from across the United States, a stunning professional cast and creative team, and the outstanding New York City Chamber Orchestra.
Stachel made his Broadway debut as “Haled” in The Band’s Visit, earning him the 2018 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical. He originated the role at the Atlantic Theatre Company for which he received the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations. Regionally, Stachel has been seen in The Golem of Havana (Barrington Stage Company), in addition to workshops such as We Live in Cairo (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Visitor (The Public Theater).
Stachel, a graduate of the NYU Tisch Drama Department, will make his feature film debut in the upcoming A24 production of ZOLA, directed by Janicza Bravo and starring opposite Riley Keough and Nicholas Braun. His television appearances include Blue Bloods (CBS), Jessica Jones (Netflix), and Billions (Showtime).
Two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Stage Director) and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (Music Director) unite to lead this concert performance. On Broadway, Arden directed Once on This Island and the hugely successful revival of Spring Awakening. He has performed extensively in TV, film, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Oremus, a sought-after music director, orchestrator and arranger, received Tony awards for his orchestrations of Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots.
Tickets, starting at $75, are on sale now and may be purchased by visiting http://lincolncenter.org/show/mcp-presents-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-in-concert; calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500; or by visiting the David Geffen Hall box office at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street).
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and father Jacob, and his beautiful coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, the story follows Joseph’s trials and tribulations, saving Egypt from famine and eventually making his way back home.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat joins MCP’s previous Broadway Series concert performances, which include The Scarlet Pimpernel (2019), Broadway Classics in Concert (2018), Crazy for You (2017), The Secret Garden (2016), Parade (2015), Titanic (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame workshop (2014), Broadway Classics in Concert (2013), and Ragtime (2013).
Further cast and creative team announcements to follow.