Woman's Gotta Have It
Filmed at The Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL 9-26-09 with Ona Watson.
Song available on Taylor's new album, The Distance.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Broadway Bids Taylor Hicks Goodbye - For the Time Being

Sunday marks Taylor's last appearance in Grease - for the time being. What a ride it's been for him, his old and new fans and the cast and crew of Grease. Not only were sales up the entire summer, but the buzz surrounding Taylor has been remarkable, gathering kudos and smiles from all directions. Yes, he will be sorely missed on Broadway. But you know what they say, 'leave 'em wanting more' - and more might happening in the not so distant future. It seems that the Grease Producers will be taking the show on the road this spring with some of the cast from the Broadway show. Taylor has indicated on his site that he will be taking a 'creative break' from Grease to focus on his fourth album. Only time will tell if that comes to pass. All I know is that *if* he does join the road crew, he'll be in my backyard, according to Playbill. 'Broadway/San Diego', a Nederlander presentation, announced a jam-packed 2008-09 season of shows at the Civic and Balboa theatres in southern California, March 3-8, 2009.

Here is broadway.tv latest entry:

It is a battle for the weeping fans of Broadway. This weekend is the last for Taylor Hicks in Grease, the final performance for RENT, and the last weekend of Whoopi Goldberg in Xanadu. So, who will leave the biggest vacuum in their wake when Monday morning rolls around. RENT is getting all the attention, and Whoopi Goldberg was always just a visitor in Xanadu (though perfectly fitted to the fun of the show), our guess is that it is Taylor Hicks who might be most missed come next Monday. It is hard to imagine RENT will ever go away…in a touching bit of news we offer you this from Adelphi University where RENT creator Jonathan Larson was a student. It is a sweet and smart way to welcome RENT to the larger universe beyond Broadway:

Adelphi University is proud to present the first licensed full production of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by alumnus Jonathan Larson B.F.A. ‘82, after its Broadway closing. This completely new and reconceived version of RENT will kick off the inaugural season in the University’s new Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), and run from September 23 through September 28, 2008.

Best of luck to all. Very poignant news. Thanks for making great Broadway!


Anonymous said...

Love the soul thing. Keep us posted on the tour!

Anonymous said...

Southern California! I'll be there!

taylorfan06 said...

I'd love to see Taylor in Grease here in beautiful So. Cal, (which I will plan on) but I'd REALLY LOVE seeing him rockin' the house on a solo tour!!! I look forward to the new CD and also the 2009 tour!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey - where is that Whomp at the Warfield DVD??
Waiting (im)patiently.?! LOL

I LOVE THE SOUL MAN!!!!!!! (alot!)

taylorfan06 said...

I read that our Soul Man went with the COW BELL over the harmonica at his final curtain call. He always knows how to surprise us! Wish I could have seen that!!!!

If there is any video or reports on that final show, BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What does he have in store for us yet. He is amazing beyond words. I LOVE being a fan. I feel for those who aren't. Their loss... yes, indeed!

Trixi said...

What a good summer for Taylor. I hope after a brief vacation he comes back revived and ready to really get busy on his cd.

Congrats Taylor on a great Grease run...now we're waiting patiently for a GREAT new Cd.