Tim Rice

Chess in Concert

Tim Rice on Chess for Theater Talk

In this episode of Theater Talk, Legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice talks about his career and the revival of “Chess,” the musical he wrote with ABBA. He also discusses his musical King David, which he wrote for Disney with Alan Menken, and his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber that produced the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar […]

Chess in Concert

Preview of Chess in Concert

Wicked’s Idina Menzel and Rent’s Adam Pascal join Great Performances favorite, internationally renowned vocalist Josh Groban in a spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ 1986 cult musical Chess, premiering Wednesday, June 17 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Great Performances (check local listings). Presented by THIRTEEN in 5.1 digital surround sound on […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Production Credits

Cast of Characters Donny Osmond: Joseph Maria Friedman: The Narrator Richard Attenborough: Jacob Ian McNeice: Potiphar Joan Collins: Mrs. Potiphar Robert Torti: Pharaoh Christopher Biggins: The Baker Alex Jennings: The Butler Nicolas Colicos: Reuben Jeff Blumenkrantz: Simeon David J. Higgins: Levi Shaun Henson: Napthali Patrick Clancy: Issachar Martin Callaghan: Asher Sebastien Torkia: Dan Michael Small: […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Additional Web Resources

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat www.josephvideo.com Check out The Really Useful Group’s official “Joseph” video Web site, which features a history of the production, a photo gallery, a 1999 production diary, and downloadable screensavers and musical E-cards. Walters State Stage Company: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” www.public.usit.net/stansell/joseph.htm This is an unofficial fan site […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Behind the Scenes

Owning the rights to your own work must be the ideal for any creative artist, but in the nature of the show-business beast, you more usually end up owned. The first half of the 1990s was a period in which Andrew Lloyd Webber set about defying these rules by assiduously re-acquiring the rights to one […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

A Look at the Work

The cast in the new video version is led by Donny Osmond, who has played Joseph on stage across America in the version first directed by Royal Shakespeare Company associate Steven Pimlott at the London Palladium in 1991. The blonde narrator is Maria Friedman, well known for her performances in Stephen Sondheim musicals in London. […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Meet the Artists

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was the musical that put Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on the map. And its humble beginnings as a simple pop cantata with a Biblical theme in a school hall in March 1968 are all part of its perennial charm and freshness. The whole serendipity of how Andrew […]

Donny Osmond’s Introduction to the Program

England would be unthinkable without her rich tradition of church music. For generations, the soaring sounds of a boys choir have practically defined what it means to be British. But over the past 30 years, the world’s ideas of English music has undergone a startling change. What began as the rock-influenced melodies of a long-haired, […]


Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s enduringly popular musical favorite “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” comes to television in a production starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, and Joan Collins. Beginning its life in 1967 as a 20-minute “pop cantata” for a school Easter concert, “Joseph” was revived and expanded in the mid-’70s […]