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Photo shows Elton John. Opening night party at the Old Barn for Joseph
Photo shows Elton John.
Opening night party at the Old Barn for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
In February 1973, theatre producer Michael White and impresario Robert Stigwood mounted the Young Vic production at the Albery Theatre in the West End, where it ran for 243 performances
The story is based on the " coat of many colours" story of Joseph from the Bibles Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly (the first, The Likes of Us, written in 1965, was not performed until 2005).
Picture taken 18th February 1973
Media ID 21760642
Andrew Lloyd Webber
This print captures the legendary Elton John at the opening night party for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this iconic musical made its debut in February 1973 at the Albery Theatre in London's West End. The production was brought to life by theatre producer Michael White and impresario Robert Stigwood, who had previously mounted a successful Young Vic production of the show. Running for an impressive 243 performances, Joseph enchanted audiences with its retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors from the Book of Genesis. Notably, this musical marked the first collaboration between Lloyd Webber and Rice to be performed publicly. Their earlier work, The Likes of Us, written in 1965, remained unperformed until much later in 2005. In this snapshot from that memorable evening on February 18th, 1973, Elton John can be seen radiating star power as he joins fellow cast members and guests at the Old Barn venue. This image serves as a nostalgic reminder not only of a groundbreaking theatrical moment but also showcases some of the influential figures who contributed to making Joseph a timeless classic.
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