Taylor Hicks in Grease
(© Larry Busocca/Getty)
Taylor Hicks in Grease
(© Larry Busocca/Getty)
Full casting has been announced for the national tour of the Broadway revival of Grease, which will launch on December 2 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

As on Broadway, the production will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, with sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting by Kenneth Posner, and sound by Brian Ronan.

The cast will feature Eric Schneider (Danny), Emily Padgett (Sandy), Taylor Hicks (Teen Angel), Allie Schultz (Rizzo), Scot Patrick Alan (Eugene), Will Blum (Roger), Bridie Carroll (Jan), Kate Morgan Chadwick (Frenchy), Brian Crum (Doody), Kelly Felthous (Marty), Dominic Fortuna (Vince), Erin Henry (Patty), Roxie Lucas (Miss Lynch), David Ruffin (Kenickie), and Nick Verina (Sonny). The ensemble features Joseph Corella, Preston Ellis, Melissa Larsen, Ruby Lewis, Lisa Maietta, Dayla Perkins, Mark Raumaker, Mike Russo, Matthew William Schmidt, and Brooke Stone.

The tour, which is currently booked through May 2009, will make stops in East Lansing, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis; Chicago; Cincinnati; Baltimore; Tuscon; San Diego; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Costa Mesa; and Seattle.