Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presents the tenth installment of its Broadway Series with a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the critically-acclaimed musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for one night only in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. 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 of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 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.
Tony Award winner Ari’el Stachel will play the lead role of “Joseph” in this 50th Anniversary Celebration. Stachel made his Broadway debut as “Haled” in The Band’s Visit, earning him the 2018 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical. Cast and further creative team to be announced soon.
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.
Following their success with Jesus Christ Superstar, Lloyd Webber and Rice’s Joseph began as a concept-album in 1969, expanding to many venues and genres, including hundreds of thousands of performances, multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, a film starring Donny Osmond, international tours and productions in over 80 countries.
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).