Sound Of Music Star Pulls Out
LATEST: Theatre reality show winner CONNIE FISHER will play MARIA in every production of London show THE SOUND OF MUSIC, after the actress hired to share the role with her resigned. Impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER was criticised for launching TV show HOW TO SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA, when he had already cast EMMA WILLIAMS to perform two shows a week. Fisher won the show earlier this month (SEP06), beating off tough competition from West End wannabes from across the UK. Williams has since "withdrawn her services" and Lord Lloyd-Webber has confirmed Fisher will now perform in all eight shows a week. The Sound of Music opens at the London Palladium in November (06).