PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Road With Richard Cerato and the New Joseph... Tour, Starring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo
10 Apr 2014
The new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stars "American Idol" alums and newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. Richard Cerato, who is featured as "Gad," shares these exclusive photos from the road.
Celebrity Spotting: Look! It's Broadway Heartthrob Ace Young!!! But wait a minute... let's not peak too soon. Before we go backstage for an inside look, let's skip back to the beginning of our journey and see how we got here.
Photo by Richard Cerato
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the cast is headed by Broadway actors and "American Idol" finalists Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Ace Young (Joseph), who are also married. They are joined by Paul Castree as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben, Will Mann as Judah and Ryan Williams as Pharaoh.
The ensemble includes Chip Abbott, Amanda Braun, Jonathan Burke, Claire Camp, Richard Cerato, Vincent D’Elia, Lisa Finegold, Lili Froehlich, Sasha Hollinger, Brandon Hudson, Patrick John Moran, Mark Roland, David Rossetti, Leigh Scheffler, Christine Cornish Smith, Brett Stoelker, Tricia Tanguy, Matthew Tiberi and Katie Whetsell.
"Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors," press notes state, "this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including 'Those Canaan Days,' 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door.'"
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