- Aspects of Love
- Bombay Dreams
- By Jeeves
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Love Never Dies
- Song and Dance
- Starlight Express
- Stephen ward
- Sunset Boulevard
- Tell Me on a Sunday
- The Beautiful Game
- The Likes of Us
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
- Danielle Wade wins CBC’s Over The Rainbow
- Wizard of Oz nominated in 2012 Olivier Awards
- There’s NOSE place like home
- Royal Variety Performance broadcast
- Andrew Lloyd Webber to greet the Royal Party at this year’s Royal Variety Performance
- Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
- We’re off to see the Wizard – and it’s Michael Crawford!
- Andrew visits Cardiff for a special announcement about Sophie Evans
- Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
- The last Dorothy mission….
- Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
- Danielle you are Dorothy… and here comes Dangerous Dave as Toto!
- Danielle, Lauren and Sophie have a go at Polo!
- The winning Dorothy to release charity single
- Sierra meets the Dorothys!
- Oz: Blog: Andrew makes his final choice and the final three are revealed
- Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
- Andrew meets Bobby…
- Oz Blog: The second sing-off
- Oz Blog: A Dorothy Cull…
- We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz!
- From Nancy to Dorothy: A message from Sam and Niamh
- Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
- Oz Blog: An audience with the Lord
- Andrew and the Dorothys get ready for their close up…
- An Over the Rainbow update from Andrew
- Andrew gets ready for next week’s Over The Rainbow
- It’s Toto time for Andrew…
- Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
- Oz Blog: A chorus of Angels…
- Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
- Behind the scenes at Over The Rainbow
- Oz Blog: Making a Song and Dance
- Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
- Oz Blog: A Class Act
- Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
- Oz Blog: The first live show… and the public get to choose
- Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
- Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
- BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
- Andrew in Manchester
- Andrew begins his search for Dorothy
- Could you be Dorothy?
- The Woman in White
- Whistle Down the Wind
19th, March, 2010
BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
Following the success of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything, Over the Rainbow reunites host Graham Norton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who, along with a brand new panel of experts (Sheila Hancock, Charlotte Church and John Partridge) and BBC ONE viewers, will choose a Dorothy to perform in the West End production of The Wizard of Oz next year. The show transmits with a weekend special on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March, then the live studio shows start on Saturday 3rd April (time tbc).
Viewers will see thousands of hopefuls turning up at open auditions across the country in Friday night’s show, in a bid to become the newest star of the West End. As the selection process continues, Saturday’s show will showcase the final twenty ‘Dorothys’ in a studio-based ‘sing-off’ – judged by the panel and Andrew, who will make a selection down to ten girls.
Andrew Lloyd Webber commented: “I would like to bring something new to The Wizard of Oz. I’m searching for a modern Dorothy, who can take the role much further, and continue to appeal to a wide audience. The film worked fantastically but we need some new songs for the stage show in addition to the much-loved originals from the movie. “Over The Rainbow” is of course one of the greatest songs ever written.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber is also searching for a Toto, for a one-off gala performance of The Wizard of Oz, when it hits the West End stage next year. Jodie Prenger (winner of 2008’s I’d Do Anything) will lead the search for Toto in April, at two open audition days. Viewers will be able to follow the dogs progress across the series, as they do their best to charm dedicated cat man, Andrew Lloyd Webber!
The ‘Wild Card’
In a surprise ‘wild card’ element of the show, after the panel – led by Andrew Lloyd Webber – has agreed upon the ten finalists, viewers will be invited to vote to save one of the girls who doesn’t get through the panels’ vote, to return next week. Telephone lines will open for a set amount of time after these ten girls have all performed a sing-off song, and the contestant with the most votes will be revealed the following week, in the first live show to air 3rd April. The results of the ‘wild card’ vote plus the ten ‘Dorothys’ will perform for their chance to stay in the competition, and be critiqued by the panel and Andrew. Viewers will have the opportunity to cast their votes, and the outcome will be announced in the results show. The two contestants with the least amount of votes will perform a ‘sing-off’, and Andrew Lloyd Webber will determine the contestant he wants to remain in the competition.