Fortuna replaces Eddie Mekka, who is departing the tour "to spend more time with his family," according to a press statement.
The cast also features Alyssa Herrera as Sandy and Matt Nolan as Danny with Patrick Cragin as Kenickie, Audrey Filson as Patty Simcox, Kelly Teal Goyette as Miss Lynch, Patrick Joyce as Sonny, Alicia Kelly as Marty, Brad Lawson as Roger, Ashley Rubin as Frenchy, Lauren Elaine Taylor as Rizzo, Lauren Turner as Jan and Marc Winski as Doody.
"After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town," press notes state, "Danny Zuko's world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. What follows is a rock n' roll celebration of growin' up, cruisin' with friends and goin' steady." The new production of Grease also features songs from the hit 1978 motion picture, including “Sandy,” the Academy Award-nominated song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease” and “You’re the One That I Want."
Grease features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Additional songs from the film are by Barry Gibb, John Farrar, Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon.
Directed by David John O’Brien and choreographed by Joyce Chittick, the 2010 – 2011 national tour features scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane, costume design by Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz and lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner. For ticket information visit www.citicenter.org.