David Zlatic designed a production — scenery, lighting in
the style of film noir and a stream of well executed photographic and
video projections in moody black-and-white — that works very well, including Desmond’s mansion with a sweeping central staircase.
Before Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera,
Andrew Lloyd Webber composed together a brief “pop cantata” based on
the biblical story of Joseph and his “coat of many colors.” It was a
piece to be sung by children and subsequently
recorded as a concept album.
Webber later expanded Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, molding it into a bouncy, bubbly show stuffed with musical parodies.