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Simon Cowell to Open Grease-Based Reality Show in UK

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Simon CowellWith NBC's "Grease: You're The One That I Want weeks away from its debut, American Idol producer Simon Cowell has announced he will similarly cast the leads for a West End production of that fifties-friendly musical.

Cowell's production company, Syco TV, will co-produce the show slated to air on ITV. The stage production is scheduled to hit the West End in summer 2007.

Producer David Ian — who will appear as a judge on "Grease: You're The One That I Want" — has also been lined up to appear as the lead judge on the new ITV show. The impresario will also produce the stage show with Paul Nicholas and TalkbackThames.

ITV and Cowell secured the stage rights for Grease for a London West End run. The show will witness auditioners competing for the leads of Sandy and Danny in the forthcoming production.

Who knows, if an American Idol singer from season six doesn't win it all this year, maybe he/she now has a back up plan ...

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Hi there, Please send me details about
auditions for Grease.


hey i would like to know how i could audition for this musical!! as i love musicals and would especially love to be in grease!! i love to sing and have had vocal training i spent two years at collage doin a btec national diploma in performing arts!! cnt wait to hear bk from you!!x x x


could you please let me know the details of the auditios where held, how to get information etc
many thanks


Can you please email me the details of your auditions in the UK and possibly if they will be going ahead in Ireland?


i was wondering if i have missed all, the auditions now or if there any more available.
could you let me know if there are because i would love to attend it.


I'm musical theatre trained and would love to audition for the part of Sandy when are the Auditions near Manchester?


Good Morning, I would like to audition for the Grease musical. Please tell me where I need to be and when, and I will be there. I hope I haven't missed it but I have been plucking up the courage to give it a go and have decided I really want to Many thanks


Hiya can u send me the audition details please?
i hope ive still got time! love laurie xxxxxxxxxxx


hiya could you please let me know when the auditions are for the musical grease !!
i hope i havent left it to late !