Ray Quinn Skates Into Grease as Danny!

Singer and television star Ray Quinn will be swapping his ice skates for his dancing shoes when he joins the cast of the smash-hit musical Grease.  Ray will play the lead role of ‘Danny’ for a limited season from 11 May to 3 October 2009 at The Piccadilly Theatre. Further casting to be announced.

Former X-Factor finalist Ray is winning the nation’s hearts all over again on the popular ITV show Dancing on Ice. The skate superstar has been dazzling audiences and lighting up the rink with stunning performances week after week. Ray is a hot contender in the race to become champion of the celebrity ice dance contest which has its final on 22 March. He will complete the live UK tour of Dancing on Ice before skating into Grease on 11 May, where he is set to thrill and charm audiences as ‘Danny’.

Following in the footsteps of screen idol John Travolta, Ray will play leader of the T-Birds gang ‘Danny’ having previously played the role of ‘Doody’.  Travolta famously played ‘Danny Zuko’ in the iconic 1978 movie but was discovered playing ‘Doody’ in the 1972 North American touring production.

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!”

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GREASE has now extended bookings through to 31 October 2009

The smash-hit musical GREASE has now extended bookings through to 31 October 2009. GREASE features all the unforgettable hit songs from the movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy and Greased Lightnin’.

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Grease – The Long Hair Jimmy Osmond From Liverpool Joins the Team

Legendary singer Jimmy Osmond will be swapping ‘Long Haired Lover from Liverpool‘ for ‘Beauty School Drop Out‘ when he joins the cast of the smash-hit musical GREASE early next year.

Making his West End debut, Jimmy will play ‘Teen Angel‘ for a limited season from 19 January to 14 March at The Piccadilly Theatre.

Having won British audience’s hearts all over again when he appeared in the popular ITV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Jimmy recently completed a hugely successful tour of Britain with his family.

Producer David Ian says, “Jimmy Osmond is truly a worldwide star and to have him starring in Grease, the UK’s Number 1 musical, is as exciting as it gets for London’s Theatre fans!”

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