Tony nominee Keala Settle, New York stage vets Bill Nolte and Craig Laurie and more will head to Maine with American Idol favorite Clay Aiken and his coat of many colors this summer! The stars have joined the cast of the previously announced production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse, beginning performances July 31. Directed by Jayme McDaniel, the musical will play a limited engagement through August 25.
Joseph will feature Aiken as Joseph, Settle as the Narrator, Laurie as Reuben/The Butler, Nolte as Jacob/Potiphar/Baker, Matthew Ragas as Pharaoh, Alex Puette as Levi/Ensemble, Nicholas Ward as Judah/Ensemble, Ken Arpino as Issachar/Ensemble, Nathan Chang as Zebulun/Ensemble, Scott Difford as Naphtali/Ensemble, Kory Geller as Benjamin/Ensemble, Tiana Checchia Jones as Wife/Ensemble, Andre Jordan as Gad/Ensemble, Drew King as Dan/Ensemble, Bridget Noltimier as Wife/Ensemble, Anne Otto as Mrs. Potiphar/Ensemble, Lizzy Palmer as Wife/Ensemble, Leigh Scheffler as Wife/Ensemble and Colby Kingston, Piper Kingston and Shae Kingston as additional ensemble members.
Inspired by Bible stories about Joseph and his colorful coat, the musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Joseph opened in the West End in 1973 before opening on Broadway in 1982. Notable Josephs include Paul Jones (West End), Bill Hutton (Broadway), Jason Donovan (London Palladium), Michael Damian (1993 Broadway revival) and Donny Osmond (1999 video adaptation).
Settle garnered a Tony nomination for her standout performance as Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody, and also appeared on Broadway in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Nolte’s many Broadway credits include La Cage aux Folles, Amour, The Producers, The Secret Garden and Joseph. Laurie appeared off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway SVU and in national touring productions of Jersey Boys, Chicago and Forbidden Hollywood.