Taylor Hicks to Star in National Tour of ‘Grease’

From Broadway.com:

The producers of the Tony Award nominated new Broadway production of GREASE are proud to announce that “American Idol” Season Five winner, Taylor Hicks, will star in the first national tour of the show, launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on December 2, 2008. Taylor Hicks made his debut on Broadway in the role of “Teen Angel” this past summer.

Taylor says, “I had such a great experience on Broadway for the last three months…This is such a great opportunity to visit old fans and new fans across the country while bringing them a great Broadway show!”

Well, hold on there just a minute! Didn’t Taylor just post a My Space blog that said:

I am going to take a creative break from the wonderful experience of “Grease, ” and refocus my attention and efforts on my sophomore album debut. Unlike the post Idol CD, which was released more quickly, this new CD needs to be able to breathe artistically. As much as the music industry is enjoyable and exciting, there is also a business aspect which must be thought out and planned for carefully. These business decisions will allow me to throw a ” long party” full of tours, CDs, and great music for my present fans and the new fans I am gaining every day.

Perhaps he was presented with a financial offer that was hard to refuse?   So it’s back to the cheesy world of Grease. The new record and tour will just have to wait.

Sure, he’s got a few months in-between gigs here, but I can’t imagine he’ll wrap up his new album by the end of November. Besides, a long run with the touring company of Grease rules out any sort of album tour until the summer at the very least. The tour has dates scheduled until the end of May.

Color me a tad disappointed…

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