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    Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:00:00

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Launching Talent Show to Find Next Musical Jesus - He is looking for the next Jesus Christ Superstar

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    • Andrew Lloyd Webber - LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Director Trevor Nunn, Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Choreographer Gillian Lynne with cast members pose during a photocall for 'Cats' at London Palladium on July 7, 2014 in London, England.
    • Andrew Lloyd Webber - LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Director Trevor Nunn, Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Choreographer Gillian Lynne with cast members pose during a photocall for 'Cats' at London Palladium on July 7, 2014 in London, England.

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber is launching a talent contest in the UK to find the next musical superstar to play Jesus Christ. He is going with an unknown, who will be found via this contest, as opposed to a household name. That's nothing new, really.

    ALW plans to revive the musical, and decided to go in a different direction when casting the lead.

    Lloyd Webber said, "Presenting a new, 2012 version of Jesus Christ Superstar for arenas is truly exciting. Some of the best performances of this show have been in rock venues and I'm thrilled to see the show return to its roots. ITV is providing the perfect platform for us to find a new, British Superstar."

    This is not the first time a major production has looked to reality TV to find an unknown for a major role.

    Do you think this method of securing talent is wise?

    —Emily Blume
    01.20.12



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