Casting Announced for London Revival of Lloyd Webber-Rice Joseph

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and John Nathan
08 Jun 2007

The actor in the title role in the London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat won't be revealed until June 9 (via the reality TV program "Any Dream Will Do"), but other casting has been announced for the upcoming production.



According to the Really Useful website, the cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will feature Preeya Kalidas as the Narrator, Dean Collinson as Pharaoh and Stephen Tate as Jacob/Potiphar/Guru.

The ensemble will comprise John Alastair, Kate Alexander, Jennifer Ashton, Paul Basleigh, Verity Bentham, James Bisp, Tyman Boatwright, Simon Coulthard, Lucie Downer, Tom Gillies, Emma Harris, Pip Jordan, Louise Madison, Emily Mascarenhas, Sarah Meade, Nathaniel Morrison, Mark Oxtoby, Adam Pearce, Tamlyn Platts, Pippa Raine, Fiona Reyes, Ricky Rojas, Craig Scott, Jonathan Stewart, Kate Tydman, Russel Walker, Neal Wright and Danielle Young.

The revival of Joseph is scheduled to begin previews July 6 at The Adelphi Theatre with an official opening July 17. The musical is currently booking through Jan. 5, 2008.

Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice's (lyrics) musical follows the biblical tale of the title character who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.

Joseph played on Broadway in 1982 with Bill Hutton as Joseph and Laurie Beechman as the Narrator. It was then revived in 1993 with Michael Damian and Kelli Rabke in those roles.

In 1967 the show originally took the form of a 20-minute piece composed for Colet Court St. Paul's Junior School. The forthcoming West End version revives Steven Pimlott's London Palladium production, with design by Mark Thompson and choreography by Anthony Van Laast.

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