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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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The "Hunky" Teen Angel ..... Starring Taylor Hicks!

I always love to post nice, positive reviews and previews for Grease, so here's one I found in The Edge, a Boston newspaper. I highlighted the important part.. hehe!

American Idol meets "Grease"

Grease is still the word. The record-breaking musical returned to Broadway this past year for another successful incarnation, this time boosted from a popular reality show in which the leads - Danny and Sandy - were picked. Now it is back on the road arriving at Providence’s Performing Arts Center for a 6-day run. This touring production also has a television connection in the person of Taylor Hicks, the winner of the sixth season of American Idol, who appears as the Teen Angel. The production is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and features a hugely successful score that features such hits as "Summer Nights," "You’re The One That I Want," and the title tune. "...you can’t do much better than Kathleen Marshall, the choreographer and director who has proved to be without peer in taking faded old musicals ("Wonderful Town," "Pajama Game") and giving them a fresh modern shine," wrote Time Magazine shortly after its Broadway opening. "Here she keeps everything sprightly and speedy without overwhelming her young stars. The dance numbers go for group precision over virtuoso acrobatics. Derek McLane’s sets are bright and witty, from the stacks of school lockers or cars at a drive-in movie, to the neon ice cream cone that opens to reveal the hunky Teen Angel in the terrific "Beauty School Dropout" number." This is also the closest the show comes to Boston (at this date) on its National tour. The retro at Rydell High begins on Tuesday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 8 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island. For more information visit the PPAC website.


skeeter226 said...

YEP! Taylor sure knows how to fill those seats. I have been reading so much of Broadway shows shutting down early, or being cancelled, due to our poor economy. "GREASE" is one of the few exceptions.

We are in for a real treat, and the shadow tour is an extra special bonus!

GRIZ: Your header is AMAZING!!!! I can't stop staring at it.

taylorfan06 said...

Wish I could be there for opening night.
PLEASE give us a re-cap after the show - anyone.
I KNOW it 'll will great, but I still want details.

I have to wait until March when he hit the West coast.

Break a leg, Taylor!!!

Trixi said...

When your hunk, you should be called a hunk. It's obvious the writer has good taste!!

Good Luck Taylor!!

tishlp said...

Couldn't agree more, plus this hunk can sing and play a mean harmonica.