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Taylor Hicks to Star on Broadway

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May 16, 2008 | 6:27am EDT

American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will join the Broadway production of Grease next month for a three-month stint as the Teen Angel.

The 31-year-old singer, whose Idol fan base was dubbed the Soul Patrol, plans to add "soulful flavor" to his performance of the song "Beauty School Dropout," a tune originally made famous by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 film.

He says, "It's a big number, and, you know, I've made some pretty grand entrances before. And this one is probably the grandest entrance I've had in my career."

The gray-haired crooner, who won the TV talent competition in 2006, will end his run at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Sept. 7.

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