Category: TV Entertainment; BBC ONE
ONE show How Do You
Solve A Problem Like Maria?, which is looking for a
new West End star, is already in full swing whittling down thousands
of candidates to just ten lucky hopefuls who will go through to the
live TV show later this summer.
A panel of experts in the fields of music and theatre will preside alongside legendary and award-winning composer and theatre producer Andrew
Lloyd Webber for the challenge of sifting through many hopefuls to draw out the one with a special star quality who will tread the boards for real in a West End show.
The panel will consist of:
A former actor and now the UK's leading theatre
producer. David's hit shows include some of the best-loved and most talked
about productions of the last 20 years including Guys and Dolls,
Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Anything Goes and The Producers to
name but a few.
be co-producing The Sound of Music with Andrew Lloyd Webber in the West End
later this year.
Star of stage and screen whose stage show CV is an
impressive array of musical theatre productions - including Miss
Saigon, Evita, Chicago, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, Company, Sunset
Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast.
John has also appeared in films (De Lovely, The Producers)
and as a TV actor his credits include BBC ONE's Doctor
he will star in BBC THREE's Torchwood later this year.
Zoe is a singer and professional vocal coach whose career has ranged from performing with artists like Rod Stewart, Elton John and Will Young to starring in many stage shows including Fame and Joseph. Zoe is also a seasoned soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Thousands of potential 'Marias' auditioned at the five open national heats across the country with only 200 getting though to the London callbacks.
Only ten will go through to the live TV show where
the viewers will get the chance to vote for their favourite and only
one will win the lead role of Maria in the West End stage show
of The Sound of Music which opens later this year.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? will be hosted by Graham
Norton and will
air later this summer on BBC ONE.