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Grease extends - Jimmy Osmond to join cast January
Grease, has been extended by 10 months and is now taking bookings to 31 Oct 2009 at the Piccadilly Theatre
Making his West End debut, Jimmy Osmond, will join the cast as ‘Teen Angel’ for a limited season from 19 Jan to 14 Mar 2008.
Looking forward to his first West End role, Jimmy Osmond says: “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to play in the West End and what better show than Grease. It is fast, fun, energetic and full of talent and I am just thrilled to be playing Teen Angel”.
Producer David Ian says: “Jimmy Osmond is truly a worldwide star and to have him starring in Grease, the UK's Number 1 musical, is as exciting as it gets for London's Theatre fans”.
Jimmy Osmond is best known for his 1972 solo single 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool', when he was aged 9. In 2005 recently appeared in ITV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, and recently completed a tour of Britain with his family.
The cast of Grease currently includes Danny Bayne (Danny), Nicola Brazil (Sandy), Ray Quinn (Doody).
Grease opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 8 Aug 2007, following previews from 25 July, to mostly poor notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "How under-sexed, how under-done and under par." THE TIMES says, "Lacklustre production." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Completely unaffecting production...a jukebox masquerading as a musical."
Grease is written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, with additional songs B Gibb, J Farrar, L St Louis & S Simon.
It is directed by David Gilmore, choreography by Arlene Phillips, and produced by Paul Nicholas and David Ian by arrangement with Robert Stigwood.
Songs from the show include 'Grease (Is The Word)'; 'You're The One That I Want'; 'Greased Lightning'; 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' and 'Sandy'.