Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Andrew Lloyd-Webber To Return To TV With New Talent Show!

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British theatre impressario Andrew Lloyd Webber is to return to our TV screens as he attempts to unearth a new star performer to lead the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar.

But the man behind spectacular stage shows including The Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Love Never Dies and Cats has now parted company with the BBC and will showcase his new search for a star via rival television channel ITV.

The TV show will be titled Superstar and will audition both professional and amateur performers from all across the UK in the hope of finding an actor to lead the cast of a brand new arena tour of the now legendary rock opera stage show Jesus Christ Superstar.

Theatre owner, composer and producer Andrew Lloyd-Webber commented on the project: "Presenting a new, 2012 version of Jesus Christ Superstar for arenas is truly exciting. Some of the best performances of this show have been in rock venues and I'm thrilled to see the show return to its roots. ITV is providing the perfect platform for us to find a new, British Superstar."

Superstar will be the fifth time that Andrew Lloyd Webber has made the public part of his casting process, following the success of his previous TV shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, Any Dream Will Do, I'd Do Anything and Over The Rainbow which has now made household names of Connie Fisher, Lee Mead, Jodie Prenger and Danielle Hope, who is currently starring at the London Palladium in The Wizard Of Oz and helped feed the buzz and interest around the whole of West End theatre.

Previous TV judges, working alongside the theatrical Lloyd-Webber , have included Sheila Hancock, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman. No new judges names have as yet been confirmed for Superstar, however Lloyd Webber will once more be aided by a panel which, as with fellow ITV talent shows Britain's Got Talent and X Factor, will judge all auditionees performing on stage before a live and lively audience.

Director of Entertainment & Comedy at ITV Elaine Bedell, said: "We are asking ITV viewers to help us find a new superstar in every sense of the word. We're looking for the kind of performer who can fill arenas and produce a rocking performance to match."

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