- Over The Rainbow Canada
- Andrew on This Morning
- First O2 show sold out! Second date added
- Superstar – Live Show Announcement
- Official Diamond Jubilee song unveiled
- Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour
- Andrew to receive BASCA Fellowship
- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jessie J reunite
- Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
- Phantom celebrates 10,000 performances in the West End
- Highclere Castle
- Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
- Happy Birthday to the London Palladium…
- Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced
- Andrew hosts centenary celebration for the London Palladium
- Andrew to perform in Julian Lloyd Webber’s 60th Anniversary Gala
- A statement from Andrew
- Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
- The last Dorothy mission….
- Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
- Danielle is your Dorothy!
- 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
- Bombay Dreams Movie Announcement
- Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
- Andrew to appear on The Graham Norton Show
- 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
- West End Story: What Nancy, Joseph and Maria Did Next
- Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
- Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
- Behind the scenes on “Wetten, Das?”
- Filming the Over The Rainbow trailer
- Andrew’s off to see the Wizard… and revisiting the South Bank Show
- BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
- The South Bank Show Revisited
- Andrew and Katherine Jenkins on Dancing On Ice
- Your Country Does Need You! Jade is the winner
- We meet Eurovision’s Bucks Fizz
- And then there were three…
- Unbreak our Eurovision hearts
- The Eurovision zoo…
- Chris Moyles The Musical?
- Triumphant night for TV’s Nancy
- A Lulu of a Eurovision
- Double whammy Grammy
- Lee Mead’s final performance as Joseph in the West End
- Grammy Award Winner joins Andrew in his quest for Eurovision glory
- The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber sets new record
- Your Country Needs Them…
- The first instalment from our Eurovision blogger
- Rachel leaves I’d Do Anything semi final
- Andrew to receive Woodrow Wilson Award
- It’s goodbye Niamh!
- Andrew and the Nancy’s meet Celine Dion
- I’d Do Anything Results: Sunday 11th May
- The Phantom of the Opera goes digital!
- Andrew’s speech to the House of Lords
- I’d Do Anything Results: Sunday 4th May
- Could Jenna be Nancy?
- A Tribute Concert for Steven Pimlott
- I‘d Do Anything: Blog 1
- Thank you to chinamusical.net
- Playbill Unmasks Phantom Lyricist
- Andrew Lloyd Webber to be ‘American Idol‘ mentor
- Michael Ball Meets Andrew Lloyd Webber
- I’d Do Anything begins on BBC1
- Andrew and Madeleine set the record straight
- Andrew’s Special Award from SOLT
11th, August, 2010
Hello! magazine photoshoot with Andrew
This week’s Hello! magazine features a unique photoshoot with Andrew and some of the talented young performers who have achieved West End success after being discovered in his BBC shows.
Extracts from the article appear below:
In an exclusive HELLO! photoshoot and interview, the theatre impresario and world-renowned composer is joined by Jodie Prenger and his three other winners (Connie Fisher, Lee Mead and Danielle Hope) as well as other contestants whose dream to star on the West End stage became reality.
The impressive roll call includes Niamh Perry, who competed in _I’d Do Anything_ and is now appearing in _Love Never Dies_, Rachel Tucker, who reached the semi-final of the same show and now plays Elphaba in _Wicked_, and Lauren Samuels who landed the role of Sandy in _Grease_ just weeks after the _Over the Rainbow_ final.
“They’ve become like my children,” smiles Andrew. “It’s a great joy to have discovered so many talented people.”
While reality shows such as _The X Factor_ have been criticised for their treatment of contestants, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s support goes beyond the programmes.
“I’m not interested in making a TV programme where we tell people, ‘You’re rubbish,’” he says. “It’s much more interesting to me to try to get the best out of them and I think that’s what made our shows a little different.”
In the case of _Over the Rainbow_ winner Danielle and runner-up Sophie Evans, Andrew has made sure they get extra training, arranging for them both to take courses at Chiswick’s Arts Educational school next year. “I can pretty much predict where some of them will go over the years,” adds Andrew. “I would be very surprised if Danielle doesn’t emerge as a major actress. I’ve always thought there is something very special about that girl.”
While you’d be hard pressed to find a West End show without a reality TV star in it now, the programmes have not always been greeted with warmth. “Before Maria, we came up against enormous opposition from the theatre establishment,” Andrew tells HELLO! magazine. “But we have proved them wrong and the television shows have attracted a huge new audience to musical theatre and the West End in general.”
SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE STORY IN HELLO! MAGAZINE, OUT NOW.