by Marialena Rago
This Wednesday night, the hit ABC comedy The Goldbergs will pay homage to Andrew Lloyd Webber in honor of his 70th birthday, which took place March 22nd. The episode, “Colors”, will tell the true story of Goldberg’s high school drama teacher, Susan, who spared no expense for the school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The Goldbergs is a series based on show runner Adam F. Goldberg’s real-life experiences of growing up in suburban Philadelphia. This episode will be especially important to our city, as it will feature rare photos from the ’80s straight from the Walnut Street Theater, making the story line as authentic as possible.
In a statement, Adam F. Goldberg said, “The Walnut Street Theater was my version of Broadway right here in Philadelphia. I was a bona fide theater geek and forced my parents to get season tickets. I still have my Playbill collection from every play and musical I went to see there.”
If you want more Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Walnut- America’s oldest theatre- will be doing a production of Tell Me on a Sunday at their Independence Studio on 3. Tell Me on a Sunday is Webber’s one woman show about finding love and success in the big city. The show will be running from April 10 – June 10.
The Goldbergs airs on ABC, Wednesday, March 28th at 8 p.m.