BBC One announces Any Dream Will Do
Following the success of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Peter Fincham, BBC One Controller, today announced Any Dream Will Do which will search for the leading cast members in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
"Any Dream Will Do is the perfect follow up to the success of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria," says Peter Fincham.
"Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is a classic musical known to generations of school children and I cannot wait for the reunion of 2006's most unlikely but successful partnership - Graham Norton and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"I think this show will have huge appeal for the BBC One audience."
The search for Joseph will begin with auditions in key UK cities early next year and the show will broadcast in the Summer.
Any Dream Will Do will unite host Graham Norton and music impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber who, along with a panel of experts, will chose a male lead who will be performing in the West End next year.
Andrew Lloyd Webber says: "The success of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? this Summer was a real boost for musical theatre in Britain and I was particularly thrilled with the reaction from school children up and down the country.
"I cannot wait to get them involved in Any Dream Will Do and to get back into the studio with Graham.
"Joseph started in schools and I am looking for a great school choir - to play in the West End, we need a smashing girl, a great boy and of course a Pharoah/Elvis!"
The winner of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Connie Fisher, has wowed West End audiences since her debut in The Sound Of Music in November and interest from the public has meant an extended run of six months.