Deborah Gibson, set to narrate the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will tour with the show following the June 9-July 25 New Jersey engagement.
The tour's opening will be in Cleveland, OH with these cities to follow:
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Dates for these venues have not yet been announced.
Gibson most recently played the title character in Paper Mill Playhouse's successful revival of Gypsy, which also starred Betty Buckley. Broadway credits for the late 80's pop diva include stints as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Eponine in Les Miserables. Joining Gibson in the cast are Patrick Cassidy as Joseph, four members of the Osmonds 2nd Generation, and Eric Marsolf as the Pharaoh. Cassidy appeared on Broadway in Leader of the Pack and Off-Broadway in Assassins. The four Osmonds who will appear as various brothers of Joseph are Jon, Michael, Nathan and Scott. The four toured last year with several other Osmonds in a production of Joseph that took them through the United States and Canada.
Directing this Joseph is Dallett Norris. Other tours Norris has helmed include Joseph, Grand Hotel, South Pacific and the Japanese and American tours of Can Can with Chita Rivera.
Paper Mill Playhouse is co-producing the tour with Troika Entertainment and the Pittsburgh Light Opera.
For tickets to the Paper Mill dates, call the Paper Mill Box Office at (973) 376-4343.
-- By Christine Ehren