Thursday, December 28, 2006
"Grease" Is The New Word In Reality TV
Plans continue for a reality show to find the new leads for a Broadway revival of "Grease." In the UK, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian have been named the most powerful men in the theatrical world for their stunt of doing a reality show to find a Maria for a revival of "The Sound Of Music." I'd thought Webber clamped down on the "Grease" revival show (since it was such a blatant copy of his idea for "Sound Of Music") or at least got a piece of the pie, but the BBC says he and Ian have gone their own way. Webber's next reality show? Finding a new star for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." You'll know this trend has gone to far when they try to cast "Hamlet" this way. The only thing worse than hearing a million little tykes belt out "Tomorrow" for "Annie" would be hearing young men mumble their way through "To be or not to be...."