Grease is set to make a triumphant return to the capital’s theatre, circuit this summer at the Piccadilly in the West End.
Following the immense success of the original 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, the new stage version is a revival of the 1993 production which ended in 1999.
ITV is set to cash in on the success of the BBC’s hit show How do you solve a problem like Maria?, with Simon Cowell to produce its own version called Grease Is The Word.
Contestants will battle it out to be the West End’s next Danny and Sandy before the show replaces Guy And Dolls, which finishes its run next month.
And the reality TV West End craze is set to go from strength to strength, with axed X-Factor judge Louis Walsh signing up for the BBC’s next instalment Any Dream Will Do.
The show will audition hopefuls for the lead role of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.