London's Joseph Revival Now Booking Only Through May

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The current West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is currently booking to May 30, instead of the originally announced July 18, but according to a spokesperson from the producers, the Really Useful Company, "no confirmed closing date has been set."

The show is running at the Adelphi Theatre.

The production currently features Gareth Gates, former Pop Idol finalist turned pop star, who succeeded Lee Mead in the title role Feb. 9. Gates, who became Head Chorister at Bradford Cathedral when he was 11 years old, and sang for the Queen at the age of 13, was runner-up in the first ever Pop Idol in 2002. He has since had four number one singles and sold 3.5 million records to date. Last year Gates appeared in ITV1's "Dancing on Ice" and went on to participate in the Dancing on Ice U.K. tour. More recently, he performed in A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, a charity gala celebrating the 25-year writing partnership of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

In a press statement when his assumption of the role was first announced, Gates said, "I have a lot to thank Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for as it is the reason I first started singing, after being chosen to play the lead in a school production when I was eight years old. Ever since then it's been a dream of mine to appear in a West End musical."

This production, a re-staging of the 1991 London Palladium production that was originally directed by Steven Pimlott, designed by Mark Thompson and choreographed by Anthony van Laast, opened at the Adelphi Theatre on July 17, 2007.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0870 895 5598 or visit www.josephthemusical.com.

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