LLoyd Webber Begins Search For Dorothy

January 11, 2010 by  
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Webber 210x300Musical impresario, Andrew Lloyd Webber, is gearing up for his next big musical based on The Wizard of Oz with a new talent show to find the next Dorothy.

After the success of the previous searches for The Sound of Music’s Maria and Oliver’s Nancy, it seems that Webber has given up doing things the old fashioned way and will be relying on TV shows to find his stars.

We were half expecting this show to be cancelled or at least postponed due to Webber’s bout with prostate cancer, but it seems to be going full steam ahead as The Sun reports today that Webber has already started the auditioning process.

While we can confirm that the new show will be hosted by Graham Norton, there seems to be some dispute over what the show should be called.

“The BBC wants to call the series Over The Rainbow and I want to call it The Oz Factor. I hope to win that battle too.”

With the success of Wicked, the tale of the wicked witch of the West, on the West End and movie rumours floating around, is this town big enough for two Oz musicals?

holly jean williamson says:

Is there any chance that the people who turn up without a letter will be seen for auditions in belfast as my daughter is mad to try .