Grease Broadway Show Tickets
THE ORIGINAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!
Can Greased Lightning strike again? A revival of the successful production that pays homage to 1950’s high school life complete with poodle skirts, leather jackets and burger joints, opened for the third time on Broadway on August 19, 2007. This fresh take on an American classic will introduce the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies to a whole new generation of theatergoers.
This romantic, musical comedy was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and focuses on high school life in 1959 Chicago. It first appeared on Broadway in 1972 and became an overnight sensation. It was like nothing Broadway had ever seen before with its take on such social issues as gangs, teen pregnancy and the drama that takes place throughout the halls of Rydell High all set to music. The show became the longest –running Broadway musical in history until it was surpassed by A Chorus Line. Today, The Phantom of the Opera holds that honor.
For the most part this revival keeps with the tradition of the original production but to appeal to today’s audience updates have been made. A few of the songs from the 1978 film that were not featured in previous Broadway productions have been added to the score including “Sandy”, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”. But perhaps the most noticeable change to the show is the choreography. In order to get a more revitalized feel changes had to be made so Tony award winning choreographer Kathleen Marshall has incorporated her high spirited/high energy dance numbers to this classic. One of the highlights of the show is her successful reworking of the dance contest scene “Born to Hand Jive” where she utilizes each couple to their fullest potential. This show stopping routine will not disappoint!
A Broadway twist adds to the hype of this production. For the first time in Broadway history the lead roles were chosen via an NBC reality television series; “You’re the One That I Want”. America voted and as a result they cast the roles of Danny and Sandy giving Max Crumm and Laura Osnes a shot at the Great White Way. The two unknowns made their debuts when the curtain went up in August. Only time will tell if America made the right decision, but through the years many actors have portrayed the colorful characters on Broadway. Most have gone on to claim success in their genre including Barry Bostwick, Jeff Conway, Marilu Henner, John Travolta (who went on to play Danny in the 1978 film version), Brook Shields and Rosie O’Donnell. In 1994 the national tour secured many well known actors to star in the production including Sally Struthers as Miss Lynch who stayed with the tour for several years, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Mackenzie Phillips.
After its 1972 debut Grease went on to become a West End hit, a beloved film, a popular 1994 revival and a staple of regional theatre, summer stock and high school productions. This time around songs may have been added, choreography changed and the leads were chosen unconventionally but the universal message has remained the same. Grease reminds us that at some point in our lives we are all looking to be apart of something and we all want to fit in. Audiences will enjoy this production just as much as so many did the first time around! Grease Broadway Show Tickets
Grease Broadway show tickets are very popular and selling for $71.50 to $121.50 at the box office. premium seating for Grease Broadway show tickets can reach over $200.00 dollars especially for sold out shows.
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