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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 can u tell me if u need any dancers in there as i love to dance and be in the show aswell
please get back to me thanks and can you tell me where to audition aswell
thanks rhys get back to me x x


Please let me know how I can audition for Grease.Cheers.


Hi, please send me any information about auditioning for the Grease Musical for Simon Cowell. Hope I haven't left it too late!!!! I am very excited about hearing how I take the next steps to becoming Sandy. Please get in contact soon EJ


Hi i am very interested in the grease auditions and would love to audition i have stared in many musicals and played many main characters i am now attending samamtha mumbas dance school were i am doing drama dance and getting my voice trained also
so plz contact me when theauditions begin plz


I would love to play apart in Grease especially for Simon Cowell AMAZING!! Well be honest i cannot sing, I can dance and I have done from the age of 3. If there is a tiny chance of playing a little part GREAT. Vicky


Dear Mr. Simon Cowell; My name is "PhyLinda" and I have a great idea I would love to pitch to you about a entertainment reality TV show, and If you can believe it, it hasn't been done yet. If you can give me a chance to talk to you, I'd love it. The host of the show will be Ben Vereen,(Chicken George in the TV movie, "Roots". Or any one you'd like, (smile). Please give me a call at 323-737-2850 or E-Mail me at
Thank you for your time,


Could you send me some details of auditions for the greese musical. I would be very greatfull if you could do this. I look foward to seeing you there,
Thanks Amy


Hi, I am the one that you want!!! I can be Sandy! Please can you send any information about auditions etc!! Thanks Hannah


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


Hi, Please could you let me the details for auditions. Thank you, Tamsin x

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