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Grease

Grease

by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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Grease

Grease




This musical about American high schoolers features music in the rock ‘n roll style of the 1950s and is the basis for the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.


Story:

Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance - but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Jim Jacobs

Lyricist

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Warren Casey



  • Premiere
  • 1994
  • 2007
  • 1978 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Eden Theatre, Broadhurst Theatre, Royale Theatre, Majestic Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 14, 1972
Total Performances
3,388
Original Cast
Barry Bostwick, Walter Bobbie, Adrienne Barbeau, Don Billet, Jim Borrelli, Katie Hanley, Marya Small, Timothy Meyers, Tom Harris, Dorothy Leon, Garn Stephens, Carole Demas
Director
Tom Moore
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Producer
Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox
Musical Director
Louis St. Louis
Orchestrations
Michael Leonard
Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design
Carrie F. Robbins and Carrie Robbins
Lighting Design
Karl Eigsti

1994 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
May 11, 1994
Total Performances
1,505
Original Cast
Ricky Paull Goldin, Sam Harris, Marcia Lewis, Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter, Susan Wood, Michelle Blakely, Brian Bradley, Paul Castree, Carlos Lopez, Megan Mullally, Jason Opsahl, Sandra Purpuro, Jessica Stone
Director
Jeff Calhoun
Choreographer
Jeff Calhoun
Producer
Barry & Fran Weissler and Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director
John McDaniel
Orchestrations
Steve Margoshes
Scenic Design
John Arnone
Costume Design
Willa Kim
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley

2007 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 19, 2007
Total Performances
554
Original Cast
Max Crumm, Laura Osnes, Ryan Patrick Binder, Susan Blommaert, Jeb Brown, Stephen R. Buntrock, Daniel Everidge, Allison Fischer, Natalie Hill, Robyn Hurder, Lindsay Mendez, Jenny Powers, José Restrepo, Matthew Saldivar, Jamison Scott, Kirsten Wyatt
Director
Kathleen Marshall
Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall
Producer
Paul Nicholas, David Ian, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Terry Allen Kramer
Orchestrations
Christopher Jahnke
Scenic Design
Derek McLane
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner

1978 Film Version

Movie Name
Grease
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Randal Kleiser
Screenplay
Bronte Woodard
Starring
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1994 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
2007 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1972 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Barry Bostwick
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Timothy Meyers
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Adrienne Barbeau
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Book of a Musical

1972 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Most Promising Costume Design

1972 Theatre World Award Nominations

Adrienne Barbeau

1995 Theatre World Award Nominations

Special Award - Brooke Shields

1994 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Marcia Lewis
Best Choreography

1994 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Sam Harris
Outstanding Choreography

2008 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

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