Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Idols on Broadway

A lot of American Idols have found themselves on Broadway. Adam Lambert is taking a detour to pop from what looked like a path to Broadway. If Idol history is any indication, he'll be on the Great White Way soon enough.

Tamyra Gray, who Idol contestant way back in Season 1, just signed on for The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea, a new African-set version of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," will be seen in a private workshop presentation in Manhattan July 20. Prior to this she has made a name for herself in Rent and Bombay Dreams.

The beleaguered Frenchie Davis from Season 2, still managed to pick up the pieces and star in Rent.

Season 2 runner up Clay Aiken did his turn in Spamalot. Then he came out and started a family. Broadway can be cathartic like that.

Season 3 Fantasia has performed “Celie” in The Color Purple and is reprising the role in D.C., Chicago and Atlanta this summer and fall.

Season 4 was FULL of Broadway talent – most notably the Tony® nominee Constantine Maroulis who is currently performing in Rock of Ages.

There have been others, and I encourage all of you American Idol fans to publish my omission in the comments below.

But most importantly – Taylor Hicks the Season 5 winner of American Idol is performing in Grease at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Aug. 18-23. The chicks will…

…you know the song.

-Kari G.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Diana Degarmo was in Hairspray!