ITV to Search for Jesus Christ?
Rumour has it Andrew Lloyd-Webber will be searching for another star to front one of his musicals. The West End veteran’s latest TV series – which will supposedly be looking for someone to front Jesus Christ Superstar – will air on ITV1, instead of the usual BBC One show. Previously, the composer searched for a Joseph in Any Dream Will Do!, found Nancy for the musical Oliver! in I’d Do Anything and most recently named his Dorothy for the stage version of The Wizard of Oz in the series Over the Rainbow. This new project will allegedly break from the norm and aim to find a lead that will tour arenas, rather than the usual West End stage show. If it does air on ITV, at least it wouldn’t be yet another licence fee-funded publicity vehicle for Lloyd-Webber. Let ITV foot the bill this time!