This reading's kind of long but I felt that it should be read as one piece because of its content. It also concludes the book of Genesis.
The drought continues in Egypt and the people lose their cattle, land and freedom to Joseph and Pharaoh. This sets up Exodus quite nicely.
I'm still trying to look beyond the money and power of The Family to see God's divine plan for humanity but frankly, all I see is a wealthy dynasty in the making, and using a supernatural being as their leverage.
As I believe someone mentioned in an earlier comment, God seems to have very little to do in this story. Joseph says that God is interrupting the dreams but that's coming from a man who sees an opportunity to get out of prison. Again using God as leverage.
The last part of Genesis has Jacob/Israel foretelling the future of his twelve sons and establishing the twelve tribes of Israel before dying. Joseph's dream is fulfilled when his brothers bow before him and he forgives them for their horrible treatment of him.
Joseph has been my favorite story so far in The Bible. It has a timeless story that is very much at home in today's society.
Besides the musical, does anyone know if this story has been retold in a modern setting?