July 18--"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's first big hit, will replace "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" in the Fox Theatre's 2013-14 Broadway series of shows.
"Joseph" will play April 29-May 11, the slot in which the revue was scheduled.
Fox Theatricals president Kristin Caskey explained that the revue was to have been updated to include more recent material from the British composer, the creator of shows including "Cats," "Evita," "The Phantom of the Opera" "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Sunset Boulevard" and more.
But there was not enough time to make those changes and literally get the show on the road for the 2014 tour, Caskey said. "The goal is put it back until there's a fresh new version" that can go out in a later season, she said.
"Joseph" recounts the Biblical story of Jacob's sons with a lively score that ranges from pop to country to Calypso. It was Lloyd Webber's first collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice, with whom he also wrote "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Other shows in the Fox Broadway series are "Evita," "Sister Act," "Elf the Musical," "We Will Rock You" and "Once." Off-season shows are "Chicago," "Beauty and the Beast," "A Christmas Carol," "West Side Story," "Mamma Mia," Jersey Boys" and and a new production of "The Wizard of Oz." It has the beloved movie songs plus new material by Lloyd Webber and Rice.
Season subscriptions are now on sale; individual show sale dates will be announced later. For more information, visit the Fox website or call the box office (314-535-1700).
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