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Ray Quinn is Danny in Grease from 11 May 2009
Ray Quinn is ‘Danny’ in Grease from 11 May 2009
Singer and television star Ray Quinn, will play the lead role of ‘Danny’ in Grease, for a limited season from 11 May to 3 October 2009 at The Piccadilly Theatre
Ray Quinn, who made his West End debut as ‘Doody’ in Grease last year, is a former X-Factor finalist and has recently been seen on the popular ITV show Dancing on Ice.
Looking forward to his role in Grease, Ray says: “'I'm so thrilled to be playing 'Danny' in the West End. Grease is such an all time favourite and to be in the role made so famous by John Travolta is amazing- I can't believe my luck, it's a dream come true!”
Producer David Ian says: “I am absolutely delighted to have a performer of Ray’s stature in Grease. He has proven what an incredible talent he is on Dancing on Ice and I know he will truly thrill audiences as Danny Zuko”.
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 at the Piccadilly Theatre.