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Hicks to join 'Grease' on stage

May 17, 2008|From the Associated Press

Taylor Hicks is going from "Idol" to "Angel."

The "American Idol" alum will join the Broadway cast of "Grease" on June 6, playing Teen Angel in the revival of the popular musical.

The gray-haired singer -- whose "Idol" fan base was called the Soul Patrol -- said he planned to add "soulful flavor" to his performance of "Beauty School Dropout."

The Alabama-born crooner's run ends Sept. 7. Hicks, 31, will be the latest "Idol" to hit Broadway, after runs by Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino ("The Color Purple") and a host of also-rans including Clay Aiken ("Spamalot"), Diana DeGarmo ("Hairspray") and Constantine Maroulis ("The Wedding Singer").

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