Patrick Cassidy will headline an upcoming national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opposite former "American Idol" hopeful Amy Adams.
Cassidy will star as the titular Biblical boy who is sold into slave by his brothers who envy their father's favor towards 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.
Tim Rice provides lyrics for Webber's music.
The actor was last seen on Broadway opposite his mother Shirley Jones in
42nd Street. He has also appeared on the boards in
Aida, Annie Get Your Gun, Leader of the Pack and
The Pirates of Penzance as well as Off-Broadway in the original cast of
Assassins at Playwright's Horizon as The Balladeer.
Adams will take on the role of The Narrator in the production of
Joseph.... The pink-locked songstress from season three of "American Idol" got to sing "Power of Love" by her self-proclaimed sound-alike Celine Dion.
Tour dates (subject to change) are as follows:
Milwaukee, WI (Sept. 6-11) - Uihlein Hall @ the Marcus Center
Minneapolis, MN (Sept. 13-18) - Orpheum Theatre
Appleton, WI (Oct. 4-9) - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Pittsburgh, PA (Oct. 11- 16) - Heinz Hall
Kalamazoo, MI (Oct 25-27) - Miller Auditorium
Akron, OH (Oct 28-30) - E.J. Thomas PAC
Boston, MA (Nov. 1-13) - Colonial Theatre
Chicago, IL (Nov. 22-Dec. 4) - Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University
Palm Beach, FL (Jan. 3-8, 2006) - Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Orlando, FL (Jan. 10-15, 2006) - Carr Performing Arts Centre
New Orleans, LA (Jan. 17-22, 2006) - Saenger Theatre
Baltimore, MD (Jan. 24-Feb. 5, 2006) - Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick P.A.C.
Cincinnati, OH (Feb. 14-26, 2006) - Procter & Gamble Hall-Aronoff Center for the Arts
Philadelphia (Feb. 28-March 5, 2006) - Merriam Theater
San Antonio, TX (Mar. 14-19, 2006) - Majestic Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT (Mar. 21-26, 2006) - Capitol Theatre
Seattle, WA (Mar. 28-Apr. 2, 2006) - Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR (Apr. 4-9, 2006) - Keller Auditorium
Madison, WI (April 12-15, 2006) - Overture Hall at the Overture Center
Tampa Bay, FL (Apr. 18-23, 2006) - Carol Morsani Hall @ TBPAC
Indianapolis, IN (Apr. 25-30, 2006) - Murat Theatre
Columbus, OH (May 2-7, 2006) - Palace Theatre
Tempe, AZ (Jun. 6-11, 2006) - ASU Gammage Auditorium
Costa Mesa, CA (July 11-23, 2006) - Segerstrom Hall @ OCPAC
Omaha, NE (Jul. 27-30, 2006) - Orpheum Theater For more information, visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.