Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast

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Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#1
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:50pm
2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will join the Broadway cast of GREASE as The Teen Angel, from June 6 - Sept. 7.

Looks like the show will survive.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/arts/16arts-REDGRAVESNEW_BRF.html
Updated On: 5/15/08 at 09:50 PM
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#2
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:51pm
Omg. EW.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#2
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:53pm
Who?
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#3
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:53pm
just when we didn't think the production could go any lower....
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#4
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:54pm
And just when my faith in grease was hanging by a thread....


Its not gone. THIS IS DISGUSTING.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#5
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:55pm
Oh. Right. That guy with gray hair that won Americal Idol. Yeah. It'll last longer. Ugh.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#6
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:57pm
Teen Angel? More like Old Demon From Hell.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#7
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:57pm
OK...this is a new low. An AI winner...in this Grease? Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A show based on reality show winners. Great.

It is a sad, sad day. For him, for Broadway, and for society. Guess state fairs can't pay all of the bills.

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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#8
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:58pm
Isn't he kinda... sorta... ------- old?
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#9
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:59pm
Crap X 2!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#10
Posted: 5/15/08 at 9:59pm
^^ and he only has like 5 minutes on stage! He will be awful, this is the farthest thing from his style
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#11
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:00pm
Ha....haha........WHAT?!?!?!? DAMN!!!!!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#12
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:00pm
Does anyone even still know who he is? Perfect example why winning AI doesn't mean anything. Redic!!!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#13
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:00pm
Worst.Stunt.Casting.

Who's next? Tila Tequila

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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#14
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:01pm
Keep digging that grave, Kathleen.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#15
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:02pm
I'd rather see Tila in something than this has-been who NEVER even had a hit to be a one hit wonder.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#16
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:02pm
re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast

Gross!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#17
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:04pm
Perhaps this season's guys will head into Spring Awakening! Seriously, Broadway has become the territory of Idol losers...and now a winner!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#18
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:05pm
Ugh...that pic made me throw up in my mouth a little bit, Jay. Thanks.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#19
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:06pm
He looks like he could be Rizzo's younger brother.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#20
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:06pm
Fantasia (THE COLOR PURPLE) won American Idol.


I just wish we dont get any more of those psycho groups here at BWW like The Miss Clay Aiken's fans...


Ugh!

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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#21
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:08pm
I don't think Hicks even has FANS, never mind groupies. lol
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#22
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:09pm
I forgot about Fantasia winning (is that good or bad?). I did love her Celie. But she is mildly successful as a recording artist. He was an outright failure. Idol just needs to stop...ah, if only FOX didn't need ratings!
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#23
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:09pm
Hello Ticketcharge, give me your refund department quick.
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re: Taylor Hicks to Join GREASE Cast#24
Posted: 5/15/08 at 10:10pm
Please, if "they" will see Max and Laura, they will see Taylor Hicks. BLAH!