Andrew Lloyd Webber to Include Women in SUPERSTAR Search?
Last week, ITV1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber announced 'Superstar,' described as "a brand new show that will give the British public the chance to choose the country’s next major rock star." The show seeks the new lead in an arena tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, to kick of at the O2 Arena in London, and according to the Independent, that lead could be a woman. A source told that the idea of Jesus being played by a woman is currently under discussion.
Though Lloyd Webber's previous reality searches (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, I'd Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do and Over The Rainbow) aired on the BBC, ITV is not a stranger to musical reality shows as it aired 'Grease is the Word' in 2007 to accompany NBC's 'Grease: You're the One that I Want.'
Auditions are slated in February and March across the country in London, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR begins performances on Broadway this March.
For more information, visit www.itv.com/superstar.