Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Based on the story of Joseph from the Bible, this light hearted show was first presented as a cantata at the Colet Court School in London on March 1, 1968 and lasted only fifteen minutes. Due to its instant success, Rice and Webber decided to release a small album of the show in 1969, which had been extended. The album didn't do well until Webber and Rice released their second musical album, Jesus Christ Superstar, an immediate hit. Joseph and the... was finally produced at a professional level in 1972 by Frank Dunlop and it's success transferred it to bigger theatres and wider audiences. It was finally produced on Broadway on January 27, 1982 at the Royale Theatre where it remained for 747 performances.

It has also been made into a video, starring Donny Osmond in 1999.

The songs in the show are:

Any Dream Will Do
Jacob & Sons / Joseph's Coat
Joseph's Dreams
Poor, Poor Joseph
One More Angel In Heaven
Close Every Door
Go, Go, Go Joseph
Pharoah Story
Poor, Poor Pharoah
Song of the King (Seven Fat Cows)
Pharoah's Dreams Explained
Stone the Crows
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 Colored Coat