winner Taylor Hicks
will join the Broadway production of Grease
next month 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dubbed The Soul Patrol, plans to add "soulful flavor" to his performance of the song "Beauty School Dropout," a tune originally made famous by Frankie Avalon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 September 7.
-Taylor Hicks Pictures
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