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Taylor Hicks gears up for ‘Grease’

'American Idol' star to hit the road in December

“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will appear in the national tour of the Broadway revival of “Grease,” set to hit the road in December.

Hicks recently finished a stint in the Rialto production of “Grease” playing Teen Angel, the role he’ll reprise for the tour.

No other thesps have been announced for the road version of the tuner, which was launched on Broadway last season with a reality TV casting competish that yielded the production’s two leads (as well as the actors who recently replaced them).

The “Grease” tour kicks off Dec. 2 in Providence, R.I., with stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, L.A. and Seattle, among others.

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