Nine facts you didn’t know about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been the subject of at least 12 different cast albums.
- ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Joseph was voted the Broadway Song of the Year in 1981 and awarded an Ivor Novello Award in 1991.
- Joseph has a strong history of first class professional productions. It has played in 13 different countries, touring extensively, including 80 different cities in the US.
- The 1991 London Palladium production ran for a total of 2½ years, attracting an audience of 2 million people, and earning a box office of approximately £50 million.
- Including the replica productions of this show, the total worldwide box office since 1991 exceeds £200 million.
- It is currently estimated that the show has been performed in nearly 20,000 schools or local amateur theatres, involving over 700,000 performers of all ages, and with an audience in excess of 9 million people.
- Today there are nearly 500 school or amateur productions each year in the UK, and over 750 in the US and Canada, together with other productions in Australia, Germany, South Africa and various other territories worldwide. The enormous fan base attracted by the musical is therefore effectively renewed by another generation of children, their parents and friends every single year.
- In 1999, Really Useful Films released a film version of the successful London Palladium production starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and Richard Attenborough. A ‘singalong’ version of the show was launched in 2001, using the 1999 film, which continues to tour the UK.
- The hit TV show Any Dream Will Do had millions of audience members voting every week to choose the actor to play Joseph in the brand new 2007 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London’s Adelphi Theatre.
The lavish international production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is on at The Civic from 15 to 30 April.