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BBC America Acquires New U.s Premiere Titles Featuring John Barrowman
"Any Dream Will Do" and "The Making of Me: John Barrowman" will both roll out on Sunday, March 29.

[via press release from BBC America]


BBC AMERICA has acquired two shows featuring actor, John Barrowman. Best known to U.S. audiences as Captain Jack in BBC AMERICA's top rated series, Torchwood, Barrowman brings his musical theatre expertise to Any Dream Will Do and reveals his personal journey in The Making of Me.

� Any Dream Will Do (11 x 90), a Really Useful Group and BBC production, distributed by BBC Worldwide.

� The Making of Me: John Barrowman (1 x 60), an Impossible Pictures production for ITV, distributed by BBC Worldwide.


The spotlight is on the world of musical theatre as host Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show) along with expert panelist John Barrowman (Torchwood) and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber search for new talent to play Joseph in the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After rounds of auditions, twelve boys make the cut to prove they have the charisma and star quality to land the lead role of Joseph. Each week they are put to the test with ensemble numbers, solo performances, and exercises to test their skills. They'll have to impress the judges to move along and get closer to becoming the next Joseph and Britain's next theatre star.

Any Dream Will Do premieres Sunday, March 29, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT


Torchwood's John Barrowman goes on a journey of self discovery to answer the question: why am I the way I am? In this one hour special, Barrowman sets out to unearth what the latest scientific research can tell him about the origins of his homosexuality. His search for evidence takes him back to his roots to meet family and old friends and for the first time, meet with scientists to find out how nature and nurture might have interacted to make him who he is.

The Making of Me: John Barrowman premieres Sunday, March 29, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

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