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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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Hello, Please could you post here about auditions for Grease, Thanks,


hiya simon, your the one that i want,,,for sandy that is ,,,please please please let me audition for you thanks tiffany xx


Please can you tell me when and where the auditions are because I am really interested in performing in Grease. It's my all time favourite film. I have lots of experience on the stage, I have been in so many pantomimes and have taken my Grade 8 in Acting and Singing.
Thank you very much


hey there, i am really interested in finding out where i can audition. i have been in a couple of musicals through school and college, played maria in the sound of music and was in fiddler on the roof but have always loved the fun and appeal of greese. can you tell me where auditions are being held and if i could try for rizo's part???????


how do i audition to go for sandy?


i would love to play danny in the greese stage show