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Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour

The brand new production of GREASE, stars American Idol winner Taylor Hicks alongside Eric Schneider as "Danny" and Emily Padgett as "Sandy." Eric made his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys. His previous credits include Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway) and the national tours of Altar Boyz and The Full Monty. Emily made her Broadway debut in GREASE, where she understudied the role of Sandy. Her other credits include Legally Blonde on Broadway and the national tours of CATS. Starring as "Rizzo" will be Allie Schulz, a contestant on NBC's "Grease: You're the One That I Want." Allie comes directly from the Broadway company of GREASE.

The tour also stars Scot Patrick Allan as "Eugene," Will Blum as "Roger," Bridie Carroll as "Jan," Kate Morgan Chadwick as "Frenchy," Brian Crum as "Doody," Kelly Felthous as "Marty," Dominic Fortuna as "Vince Fontaine," Erin Henry as "Patty Simcox," Roxie Lucas as "Miss Lynch," David Ruffin as "Kenickie," and Nick Verina as "Sonny."

The ensemble features Joseph Corella, Preston Ellis, Melissa Larsen, Ruby Lewis, Lisa Maietta, Dayla Perkins, Mark Raumaker, Mike Russo, Matthew William Schmidt and Brooke Stone.

This new production of GREASE, which opened on Broadway on Sunday, August 19, 2007, was born out of NBC's landmark talent competition TV series, "Grease: You're The One That I Want." The weekly talent competition drew 90 million viewers, and America voted for its favorite contestants to play the lead roles of Sandy and Danny on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town), GREASE features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and WarRen Casey

After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko's world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. What follows is a rock n' roll celebration of growin' up, cruisin' with friends and goin' steady. The new production of GREASE features songs from the smash hit 1978 motion picture for the first time ever in a Broadway production including "Sandy," the Academy Award nominated song "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Grease" and "You're the One That I Want" - both of which were #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 list. These songs will be heard in addition to the Jacobs/Casey songs made famous by the original stage production including "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'" and "We Go Together."

Photos by Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Born to Hand Jive" Dominic Fortuna and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
Brian Crum, Will Blum, Roxie Lucas, David Ruffin, Nick Verina

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
The Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
The Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
Emily Padgett and Eric Schneider

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Summer Nights" Emily Padgett as Sandy and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
Emily Padgett and Eric Schneider

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Hopelessly Devoted to You" Emily Padgett as Sandy

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
Eric Schneider as Danny and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
Eric Schneider as Danny and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Freddy, My Love" Bridie Carroll, Allie Schulz, Kelly Felthous, Kate Morgan Chadwick

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
The Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Greased Lightnin" Will Blum, Brian Crum, David Ruffin, Eric Schneider and Nick Verina

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Magic Changes" Will Blum and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Summer Nights" The Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"Teen Angel" Taylor Hicks

Photo Flash: The Cast of GREASE on Tour
"You're The One That I Want" The Company



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