Some rock and roll, a high school teen affair, and a touch of the 50s pop culture this is Grease, the most popular shows on Broadway! A classic in itself, Grease dares to go beyond traditions and launches a completely different kind of music.
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey are the people behind the making of such a wonder. The year was 1972, when the original Grease was produced. The star cast included a bunch of amateur actors, who were transformed into stars of Broadway, after Grease gained a phenomenal success. Except chorus Line, there has been no other show on Broadway that could beat Grease in its popularity. From 1972 till 1980, the Grease fever was on a high!
The whole of Chicago was gripped with the fever of Grease. Then, it was the turn of New York. The famous Broadway producers, Maxine Fox and Ken Waissman, were electrified by the huge success of this teen musical. They convinced Jacobs and Casey to open their show in New York and when they came, the rest was history!
Grease stirred New York like anything! Sandy and Danny became heart throbs. The audience adored the direction as well as choreography of the show. The music was on everyones lips.
When the show was made, it was of five hours. It was cut down to just a couple of hours when it opened in New York theatres. Eden Theatre was the hot spot where the show was run. The success of the show could be seen in the fact that it grabbed seven Tony awards!
The Grease mania is going to remain. Even today, theatres showing this musical experience a packed house. The Cambridge Theatre of London and many other theatres of Canada and America have seen the maddening crowd fall on the stage!
Grease contains the following raving numbers:
Beauty School Dropout
“Hopelessly Devoted to You”
We Go Together
“You’re the One That I Want
Hear these songs and you will want to hear them again, and again!
Grease fans have good news to hear: Kathleen Marshall is directing a new revival of this show. Its in the making and will soon be in theatres across your city!
There is also a movie version of Grease, which has John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as the lead star cast. In addition to this, stars such as Brooke Shields, Stacey Gregg, Paul Nicholas, Ian Kelsey, and Craig Maclachlan are also included in the star cast of this Broadway musical.
If you want to book tickets for Grease, it would be wise to go online or dial a number, rather than standing in the endless line at the box office. The ticketing service has resources at their command that can arrange for your choice show tickets. You might have to spend some extra dollars, but its better than returning empty-handed from the box office! So, act fast before the tickets get sold out.