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Encyclopedia > Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat
1991 Revivals Logo
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Tim Rice
Based upon The story of Joseph in Genesis
Productions 1968 Colet Court cantata

1972 Edinburgh
1976 Dublin
1982 Broadway
1991 West End
1992 Toronto
1993 Australia
1993 Broadway revival
1993 Chicago
1993 Los Angeles
1997 Toronto
2003 West End revival
2007 West End revival
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and their first performed. The Likes of Us, written in 1965, was not performed until 2005. The Black Crook (1866) is considered the first musical comedy Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... The Likes of Us is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ...


Based on the "Coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible, this light-hearted show was first presented as a fifteen-minute pop cantata at the Colet Court school in London on March 1, 1968. Coat of Many Colors is a 1971 album and single by Dolly Parton. ... Joseph interprets the dream of the Pharaoh. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... A cantata (Italian, sung) is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment and generally containing more than one movement. ... Colet Court is a preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13, associated with St Pauls School in London, to which most pupils then go. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

The piece was commissioned by Alan Doggett, head of the school's Music department, for their annual spring concert. Doggett conducted the performance, whose orchestra and the singers consisted of pupils of Colet Court, the preparatory school for London's St Paul's School.[1] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... St Pauls School St Pauls School is a boys public school, founded in 1509 by John Colet. ...


Lloyd Webber's father, William, felt the show had the seeds of greatness. He encouraged and arranged for a second performance – at his church, Westminster Central Hall – with a revised and expanded format. The boys of Colet Court sang at this performance, which also included a rock group. It received positive reviews: London's Sunday Times said it was a new pop oratorio. Novello agreed to publish the work and Decca Records recorded it. By its third performance at St Paul's Cathedral on 9 November 1968, it had been expanded to 35 minutes and included several new songs and David Daltrey (front man of British psychedelic band Tales of Justine) played the role of Joseph.[2] William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) was an organist and composer, and was Director of the London College of Music from 1964 until his death. ... Methodist Central Hall, London Westminster Central Hall, Westminster Methodist Hall or Methodist Central Hall Westminster is a building in London, England. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... Novello may refer to: Ivor Novello Ivor Novello Award Novello & Co This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ...


In 1970, Lloyd Webber and Rice used the popularity of their second rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, to promote Joseph – which was advertised in America as a 'sequel' to Superstar.[1] Riding on Jesus's coattails proved profitable for this "Technicolor coat" and the US Decca recording topped America's charts for three months. The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... This article is about the rock opera. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


In September 1972, Joseph was presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, directed by Frank Dunlop and starring Gary Bond. A month later the production played at London's Young Vic and Roundhouse theatres. It was preceded by an act of medieval mystery plays that lead to the "Coat of Many Colours".[1] The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland over three weeks from around the middle of August. ... Frank Dunlop, (born October 9, 1947 in County Kilkenny, Ireland is for former broadcast journalist with RTE serving in Dublin and Belfast. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Young Vic is a theatre in the South Bank area of central London, which specialises in giving opportunities to young actors and directors. ... The Roundhouse (under construction in 2005) The Roundhouse is an arts venue in London, England. ...


On February 17, 1973, another Edinburgh production was mounted by theatre producer Michael White and impresario Robert Stigwood at the Albery Theatre. It was accompanied by a piece called Jacob's Journey, with music and lyrics by Lloyd Webber and Rice and a book by television comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Jacob's Journey, which contained a great deal of spoken dialogue, was eventually phased out in favour of the through-sung score of Joseph. The first production of the show in its modern, final form was at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.[1] is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... Ray Galton OBE (born 17 July 1930), and Alan Simpson OBE (born 27 November 1929), are British scriptwriters who met in 1948 at a tuberculosis sanatorium in London. ... Through-sung refers to a musical or opera with little or no spoken dialogue. ... Haymarket Theatre, ca. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ...


Its American journey to Broadway is almost as storied. The first American production was in May of 1970 at the College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, New York. Colleges and amateur groups expressed great interest in the show and there were two professional productions in New York but it was not until 27 January 1982 that it reached Broadway at the Royale Theatre where it ran for 749 performances. [1] For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans, Louisiana was founded in 1847 as a collegium, a French form of school combining secondary and tertiary education. ... Douglaston, population 14,168 (2000 Census), is a community in the New York City borough of Queens. ... This article is about the state. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Royale Theatre is located on 45th Street in Manhattans Theatre District. ...


Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes, and catchy music have made Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat one of the most dependably profitable titles in musical theatre, particularly when producers cast a headlining star – and, according to the Really Useful Group, more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups have successfully put on productions. The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ...


With Neighbours soap opera star Jason Donovan in the lead, the (expanded) show was restaged in 1991 at the London Palladium with Steven Pimlott as director, winning the 1992 Laurence Olivier Awards for set design and costume design. When Donovan left, former children's TV presenter Phillip Schofield slipped into Joseph's coat. A 'far more modest' production[3] starring former Boyzone singer 'rather dimunitive' Stephen Gateley 'with cartoon cut-out sets and props and naff panto choreography'[4] previewed in Oxford in December 2002 before moving to Liverpool over Christmas 2002 and finishing up in the West End at the New London Theatre in March 2003. This article is about an Australian soap opera. ... Jason Sean Donovan (born June 1, 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian actor and singer. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Steven Pimlott OBE (1955 – 14 February 2007) was an English opera and theatre director. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... Phillip Schofield (born on April 1, 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English television presenter and occasional actor and singer. ... Boyzone were an Irish boy band (pop group) of the 1990s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... The New London Theatre is a theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the Covent Garden area of London. ...


In 1999, a video version was released with Donny Osmond in the title role. Osmond had toured North America in the role and in 1992 had recorded a soundtrack CD. Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins also appeared in the video.[5] Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE, KBE (born August 29, 1923) is an English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is a Golden Globe Award winning English actress and bestselling author. ...


A revival of the 1991 Palladium production would be the subject of BBC One’s second search for a West End star, channel controller Peter Fincham announced".[6] after the success of 2006's BBC/Lloyd Webber Saturday evening prime-time talent show series, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?. That show's viewers had voted for Connie Fisher as a new West End leading musical theatre actor to play the part of Maria von Trapp in Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium revival that year of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, a format adapted for US television as NBC’s 2007 series Grease: You're the One that I Want!. The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Peter Fincham (born 1957) is a British television producer and executive, who was the Controller of BBC One, the primary television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation,[1] until his resignation on October 5, 2007, following criticism over the handling of the A Year With The Queen scandal. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Lloyd Webber may refer to: Andrew Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber William Lloyd Webber This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? was a British talent show, shown on Saturday evenings on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 until the series finale on 16 September 2006. ... Connie Fisher (born June 17, 1983) is an actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Fisher was delighted to be named Maria: [1] On 15 November 2006, she opened to good reviews in the part of Maria von Trapp... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Maria Augusta von Trapp (née Kutschera; January 26, 1905 – March 28, 1987) was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. ... Lloyd Webber may refer to: Andrew Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber William Lloyd Webber This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the television network. ...


Introduced by Graham Norton and with the participation of Lloyd Webber, Doctor Who, Torchwood and musical theatre star John Barrowman, West End and Broadway lead Denise Van Outen and impresario Bill Kenwright, the prime-time Saturday evening series,Any Dream Will Do!, sought a new leading man to play Joseph. More than 3 million viewers cast telephone votes during the 9 June 2007 series final and, said Norton on air, they made 25-year-old West End understudy Lee Mead “officially the people’s Joseph". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lloyd Webber may refer to: Andrew Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber William Lloyd Webber This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Barrowman (born 11 March 1967 in Mount Vernon, Glasgow) is a Scottish-American actor, musical performer, dancer, singer, and TV presenter who has lived and worked both in the United Kingdom and the United States. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Denise van Outen (born May 27, 1974) is an English television host and stage actress. ... Bill Kenwright CBE (born 4 September 1945, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is an actor and producer. ... Any Dream Will Do, often known as Joseph, was a 2007 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he...


Synopsis

Act I

The story is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the book of Genesis. It is set in a frame in which a narrator is telling a story to children, encouraging them to dream. She then tells the story of Joseph, another dreamer ("Prologue," "Any Dream Will Do"). In the beginning of the main story Jacob and his 12 sons are introduced ("Jacob and Sons"). Joseph's brothers are jealous of him for his coat, a symbol of their father's preference of him ("Joseph's Coat"). It is clear from Joseph's dreams that he is destined to rule over them ("Joseph's Dreams"). To get rid of him and make the dreams not come true, they sell him as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites ("Poor, Poor Joseph"), who in turn take him to Egypt. For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ... A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc. ... This article is about Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. ... The Ismāīlī (Arabic الإسماعيليون, Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmailiyan) branch of Islam is the second largest Shīˤa community after the Twelvers, who are dominant in Iran. ...


Back home, his brothers, accompanied by their wives, break the news to Jacob that Joseph has been killed; they show his tattered coat smeared with his blood – it is really goat blood – as proof that what they say is true ("One More Angel in Heaven"). In most productions, one brother, Reuben, usually sings the solo; the song often segues into a celebratory hoedown after the bereft Jacob has tottered off the stage. Reuben may refer to: People Ruben Zambrano,Basketball player for Houston Rockets]] Reuben, the first-born son of Jacob and the founder of the Tribe of Reuben mentioned in the Book of Genesis tried to save his brother. ... A hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meter, and also the musical form associated with it. ...


In Egypt, Joseph is the slave of Egyptian millionaire Potiphar. He rises through the ranks of slaves and servants until he is running Potiphar's house. When his master's wife makes advances, Joseph spurns her. Potiphar overhears, barges in, sees the two together– and jumps to conclusions. He jails Joseph ("Potiphar"). Depressed, Joseph sings Close Every Door – but his spirits rise when he helps two prisoners put in his cell. Both are former servants of the Pharaoh and both have had bizarre dreams. Joseph interprets them. One cellmate, the Baker, will be executed, but the other, the Butler, will be returned to service ("Go, Go, Go Joseph"). Close every door is a song in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. ...

Act II

The Narrator talks about impending changes in Joseph's fortunes ("A Pharaoh Story") because the Pharaoh is having dreams that no-one can interpret. Now freed, the Butler tells Pharaoh (acted in the style of Elvis Presley) of Joseph and his dreams interpretation skills ("Poor, Poor Pharaoh"). Pharaoh orders Joseph to be brought in and the king tells him his dream involving seven fat cows, seven skinny cows, seven healthy ears of corn, and seven dead ears of corn ("Song of the King"). Joseph interprets the dream as seven plentiful years followed by seven years of famine ("Pharaoh's Dreams Explained"). An astonished Pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of carrying out the preparations needed to endure the impending famine, and Joseph becomes the most powerful man in Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh ("Stone the Crows"). In the 2007 London revival, Pharaoh has a new song (King of my Heart). “Elvis” redirects here. ...


Back home, the famine had caught up with Joseph's brothers, who, led by the brother Simeon, express regret at selling him and deceiving their father ("Those Canaan Days"). They hear Egypt has food and decide to go there to beg for food and mercy, not realizing who they will be dealing with ("The Brothers Come to Egypt"). Joseph gives them food and sends them on their way, but plants a golden cup into the sack of his brother Benjamin ("Grovel, Grovel"). When the brothers try to leave, Joseph stops them, asking about the "stolen cup". Each brother empties his sack, and it is revealed that Benjamin has the cup. Joseph then accuses Benjamin of robbery ("Who's the Thief?"). The other brothers, though, beg for mercy for Benjamin, imploring that Joseph take them prisoner and set Benjamin free ("Benjamin Calypso"). For other uses, see Benjamin (disambiguation). ...


Seeing their unselfishness and penitence Joseph reveals himself ("Joseph All the Time") and sends for his father. The two are reunited ("Jacob in Egypt") for a happy ending. The show ends with two songs ("Finale: Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)/Give Me My Coloured Coat"), and for curtain call in some big productions, a rock/disco medley of most of the musical's major numbers ("Joseph Megamix").


Commentary

The story is completely sung through and there is no spoken dialogue in the entire script. The entire show runs about two hours and is often performed without intermission.


The show's 'book' is 'a light sending-up of the Bible story on which it relies', according to Nicholas de Jongh, theatre critic of London's Evening Standard.[7] In fact, the show makes no mention of God, and does not necessarily come across as religious in nature. Its tone is playful and light, and it features a number of musical pastiches – "Those Canaan Days" is often sung with faux-French accents,"There's One More Angel in Heaven" is cod-Country & Western and, sometimes, Pharaoh performs his "Elvis" routine twice – just because it is popular. This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station The Evening Standard is a British tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas of southeast England. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...


Musical numbers

Act I
  • Overture (not on the recording)
  • Prologue
  • Any Dream Will Do
  • Jacob and Sons
  • Joseph's Coat
  • Joseph's Dreams
  • Poor, Poor Joseph
  • One More Angel in Heaven
  • Potiphar
  • Close Every Door
  • Go, Go, Go Joseph
Act II
  • Entr'acte (not on the recording)
  • Pharaoh's Story
  • Poor, Poor Pharaoh
  • Song of the King (Seven Fat Cows)
  • Pharaoh's Dreams Explained
  • Stone the Crows
  • King of my Heart (2007 London staging only)
  • Those Canaan Days
  • The Brothers Come To Egypt
  • Grovel, Grovel
  • Who's the Thief?
  • Benjamin Calypso
  • Joseph All the Time
  • Jacob in Egypt
  • Finale: Any Dream Will Do / Give Me My Coloured Coat
  • Joseph Megamix

Notable in the composition of the music is the variety of styles used by Lloyd Webber, including parodies of French ballads ("Those Canaan Days"), Elvis-inspired rock and roll ("Song of the King"), western ("One More Angel In Heaven"), 1920s ragtime ("Potiphar"), Caribbean style ("Benjamin Calypso") and disco ("Go, Go, Go Joseph"). Any Dream Will Do is a popular song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. ... Close every door is a song in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Look up ragtime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the music genre. ...


"Prologue" is a late addition to the show, not included in any recordings produced before the 1981 Broadway production starring Laurie Beechman and Bill Hutton; the use of "Any Dream Will Do" at the start of the show (and the renaming of the closing version as per the above list) dates from the 1991 revival. Laurie Hope Beechman (14 April, 1953 to 8 March 1998) was an American singer known for her Broadway performances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,Cats, and Les Miserables. ...


The UK touring production circa 1983-1987 (produced by Bill Kenwright), included an additional song "I Don't Think I'm Wanted Back At Home", which was originally part of Jacob's Journey. [8] Sung by the title character, the brothers jokingly throw Joseph out of the family home, throwing a number of props at the lone Joseph who is seen in a spotlight - first a suitcase, then a cane and top hat, leaving our hero to tap-dance his way to the end of the number. The tune has been recycled into numbers in By Jeeves and The Likes of Us, so it is not likely to become part of the show proper. Bill Kenwright CBE (born 4 September 1945, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is an actor and producer. ... By Jeeves, originally Jeeves, is a 1975/1996 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, based on the novels of P. G. Wodehouse. ... The Likes of Us is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ...


2007 production

Lee Mead, who had given up his part in the ensemble – and understudying the part of Raoul – in Phantom of the Opera to appear on BBC One’s Any Dream Will Do! was on 9 June 2007 voted by viewers of to star in this revival of the show’s 1991 London Palladium production by the late Steven Pimlott, with Bombay Dreams lead Preeya Kalidas cast traditionally as female lead in the role of Narrator. Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... Any Dream Will Do, often known as Joseph, was a 2007 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Steven Pimlott OBE (1955 – 14 February 2007) was an English opera and theatre director. ... Bombay Dreams on Broadway, New York City Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical. ... Raised in Twickenham, Middlesex, Preeya Kalidas is a British actress. ...


Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group on 27 June 2007 announced that it would donate all receipts from two special performances of the revived West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the BBC’s Children in Need charity appeal. Ticket sales for 16 July’s booked-out final preview and the sold-out 16 November performance, on the night of the annual Children in Need telethon, will be donated to the BBC-run charity. Cast members, the really useful group added, would not get the usual first night gifts on 17 July — the money would, instead, go to Children in Need.[9] Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on its flagship television channel, BBC One, to show events aimed at raising... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on its flagship television channel, BBC One, to show events aimed at raising... The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on its flagship television channel, BBC One, to show events aimed at raising...


Tickets for the show's originally-planned six-month run sold so fast that leading Man Lee Mead's home town newspaper, The Echo, reported on 30 June that in three weeks all tickets for the first three months were sold out - and the producers had extended the show's run — and Mead's contract — until 7 June 2008.[10] Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group confirmed that on 3 July 2007, adding that Mead, who had already foregone a week of holiday to which he was contractually entitled, would be taking off four weeks — in January, March and May 2008.[11] Before opening night, the producers had banked £10 million in receipts from advance ticket sales, the Daily Telegraph's Arts Correspondent Nigel Reynolds reported.[12] Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ...


'Mead delivers...[He] is contracted for at least a year,' David Benedict in his review for US show business paper Variety, 'For as long as Mead chooses to continue in it, Joseph is, commercially speaking, the safest of bets.'[13] Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ...


In popular culture

  • The Reduced Shakespeare Company has been known to mock the show during their performances, on one occasion suggesting that murdering an audience as they watched a performance of Dreamcoat would be an act of mercy killing.[citation needed]
  • Some religious schools use the song "Jacob and Sons" to remember both Jacob's sons and the resulting tribes of Israel.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e (1994) Vocal Selections: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-7935-3427-5. 
  2. ^ Marmalade Skies. Retrieved on 2007-05-07.
  3. ^ What's on Stage review, 4 March 2003.Retrieved on 2007-08-01
  4. ^ BBC London review, 4 March 2003.Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  5. ^ IMDB listing for 1999 video. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
  6. ^ BBC Press Office (19 December 2006). BBC One announces Any Dream Will Do. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  7. ^ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Evening Standard, 18 July 2007.Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  8. ^ TimRice.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-05.
  9. ^ JosephtheMusical.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-05.
  10. ^ Lee's run in Joseph extended, Basildon Echo, 30 June 2007.Retrieved on 2007-07-22
  11. ^ Josephthemusical.com.Retrieved on 2007-07-22
  12. ^ Joseph and the Amazing £10 million Sales, Nigel Reynolds, Daily Telegraph, 19 July 2007.Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  13. ^ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - David Benedict, Variety, Los Angeles and New York, 18 July 2007.Retrieved on 2007-07-27
  14. ^ "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere". The Simpsons. 2006-01-29. No. 11, season 7.
  15. ^ "The Wig Master". Seinfeld. 1996-04-04. No. 19, season 7.

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