Former ‘American Idol’ singer Taylor Hicks rocks n rolls on Broadway in “Grease”!!!
Saturday July 26th, 2008 — by Wow Jones
The NY Post theater critic Michael Ridel reports (NY Post, Friday, June 27th, 2008– ” Hicks ignites ‘Grease’: Despite pans, revival gets boost from ‘Idol’ ” — Michael Riedel) that American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has proven to be quite a draw for Broadway’s ‘Grease’ revival.
While Taylor Hicks has been dropped by his record label Riedel’s article illustrates just what star power — and a little imagination — can do for a career.
According to Riedel, “audiences are going nuts whenever Hicks plays his harmonica…”
Come to think of it, the idea of Taylor Hicks being cast in the popular musical ‘Grease’ — with its 1950’s setting — fits and is right on, turns out.
As they say, to succeed in show business…PAY ATTENTION to what the audience wants, and then GIVE it to them!
While this current run of the musical ‘Grease’ has been panned by the critics, SOMETHING was going on that made audiences pay their hard-earned money and see it. Ahhhhh, star power…
Have the Soul Patrol folks come out their closets and made a difference as far as the box office goes? Where were they when his album came out?
–The Wow Jones Report