ace young american idol 'American Idol': Ace Young has chills, they're multiplyin' “American Idol” finalist Ace Young joins fellow season 5 alum Taylor Hicks in the National Touring Company of “Grease.”

Taylor Hicks has been playing the Teen Angel in “Grease” for over a year and now Ace Young will join him as lead Danny Zuko, beginning on Dec. 1, according to Playbill. 

The tour kicks off with Young as Danny in Charlotte, NC, with dates scheduled through June 13, 2010. No word as to how long Ace Young will be with the tour.

Tour Dates:
December 1 – 6, at Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
December 8 – 13, at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
December 15 – 20, at the Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
January 12 – 24, at the Fox Theatre, St Louis, MO
January 26 – 31, at Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, NY
February 9 – 21, at the National Theatre, Washington DC
February 23 – 28, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI
March 9 – 14, at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
March 16 – 21, at the Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
March 23 – 28, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
April 7 – 18, at the Canon Theatre, Toronto, ONT
April 20 -25, at the Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
April 27 – May 2, at the Times Union Center, Jacksonville, FL
May 4 – 9, at the Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
May 11 – 23, at the Palace Theatre, Cleveland, OH
June 1 – 13, at the Opera House, Boston, MA

Young and Hicks are hardly the first “Idols” to go Broadway. Syesha Mercado has been in “Dreamgirls,” Fantastia Barrino has appeared in the musical version of “The Color Purple” and most recently Diana DeGarmo was cast in an industry reading of “Carrie.”

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