It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Jimmy Osmond now in Grease 19 Jan - 28 Feb
Jimmy Osmond, will now play ‘Teen Angel’ in Grease, to only 28 Feb 2009 - not 14 March as originally planned and reported in September this year.
Making his West End debut, Jimmy Osmond said in September: “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”.
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.
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'.
Grease is currently taking bookings to 31 Oct 2009.