Callaway Will Be Narrator in Muny Joseph; Kunze and Hibbard Cast, Too

News   Callaway Will Be Narrator in Muny Joseph; Kunze and Hibbard Cast, Too Broadway favorite Liz Callaway will take on the role of the Narrator in the upcoming summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.
Liz Callaway
Liz Callaway

According to a spokesperson for the Muny, the cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will also feature Eric Kunze in the title role with David Hibbard as the Pharaoh. Performance dates are July 30-Aug. 5.

Pamela Hunt will direct the production with choreography by Darren Lee, musical direction by Michael Horsely, set design by Steve Gilliam and lighting design by David Lander. Nevin Hedley will be the stage manager.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which features music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Rice, concerns the titular Biblical young boy who is sold into slavery by his brothers, who envy their father's favor toward him. Joseph then embarks on a journey which leads him to Egypt where — because of his portending dreams — he saves the country from famine and eventually his brothers from death.

Joseph has played Broadway twice: in 1982 at the Royale Theatre with a cast led by Bill Hutton (Joseph) and Laurie Beechman (Narrator) and in 1993 at the Minskoff with Michael Damian (Joseph) and Kelli Rabke (Narrator).

Liz Callaway, most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love, made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and she also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On." Eric Kunze has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Damn Yankees.

David Hibbard's Broadway credits include Spamalot, Anything Goes, A Class Act, Once Upon a Mattress and Cats.

The complete Muny season will feature Oklahoma! (June 18-24), Grease (June 25-July 3), Hello, Dolly! (July 9-15), Peter Pan (July 16-22), The Pajama Game (July 23-29), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 30-Aug. 5) and Les Misérables (Aug. 6-15).

Tickets are available by calling (314) 361-1900, ext. 550; for more information visit www.muny.org.

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