Grease is a 1972 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical has its name from the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (loosely based on William Howard Taft High School (Chicago)), follows ten working-class kids as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins. The score attempts to re-create the sounds of early rock and roll. In its record-breaking original Broadway production, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show which has since been sanitized and tamed down by subsequent productions.
About Grease musical
A second Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on July 24, 2007 and opened on August 19, 2007. Max Crumm and Laura Osnes were selected to portray Danny and Sandy via viewer votes cast during the run of the NBC reality series Grease: You’re the One that I Want!. The original score includes four songs written for the film adaptation: “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Sandy,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and the title number. The Burger Palace Boys’ name would be the T-Birds in this revival. The production ended on January 4, 2009 after 31 previews and 554 performances.
A US National tour began on December 2, 2008 in Providence, RI and is scheduled to continue through June 13, 2010 at the Boston Opera House in Boston, Massachusetts. Taylor Hicks reprises his role as the Teen Angel, with Eric Schneider as Danny and Emily Padgett as Sandy. Ace Young joined the tour as Danny on December 1, 2009. In the U.S. Tour, before the show begins, the DJ of WAXX, Vince Fontaine, plays music from the ’50s for audience to sing. After that, he reminded safety instructions before the show begins. After the show, Vince told everyone to donate at the lobby for Broadway Cares before Taylor Hicks performed.