American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will join the Broadway production of GREASE next month (06Jun08) for a three-month stint as THE TEEN ANGEL.
The 31-year-old singer, whose Idol fan base was dubbed The Soul Patrol, plans to add "soulful flavour" to his performance of the song Beauty School Dropout, a tune originally made famous by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 film.
He says, "It's a big number, and, you know, I've made some pretty grand entrances before. And this one is probably the grandest entrance I've had in my career."
The grey-haired crooner, who won the TV talent competition in 2006, will end his run at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on 7 September (08).