ITV1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber today announce ‘Superstar’– a brand new show that will give the British public the chance to choose the country’s next major rock star.
The winner’s life-changing prize will be the leading role in a new arena tour of the legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstarwhich will open at London’s O2 arena.
Superstar will help talented singers achieve their potential and Andrew Lloyd Webber hopes the British public will help him discover an extraordinary new voice to fill the country’s largest arenas.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has previously discovered brilliant new stars for West End productions of The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Oliver! and The Wizard of Oz. Theatre audiences have grown, there has been an increase in musical theatre licensing by amateur societies and a surge in applications at stage schoolsAuditions will take place across the country during February-March in London, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. The UK’s most promising new talent will perform on stage in the hope of impressing the casting panel for a place in the final live shows.
Elaine Bedell, ITV’s Director of Entertainment & Comedy, says: “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.”
Peter Davey, Executive Producer, says: “This is a massive, exciting opportunity and Andrew is looking for special talent. The winner will overnight become both an acting lead and - dare I say - a rock god overnight. There's never been a bigger role or greater challenge ......... and it will be fascinating to see who the British public pick as their "Jesus".
Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of ITV Studios says: “Live primetime entertainment is at the heart of ITV Studios and we’re delighted to be working with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber to bring this nationwide search to ITV1.”
Superstar is executive produced by Peter Davey with Katharine Begg as series producer.
Superstar is an ITV Studios production for ITV1.
How to Apply: Please go to itv.com/superstar for full details on how to apply and audition. Anyone can apply over the age of 18 yrs, be it professional or amateur.
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