Recording of Grease Revival to Hit Stores in October

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The cast of the current revival of Grease — directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall — will head into the recording studio Aug. 16.

Max Crumm, Laura Osnes and the rest of the Grease gang will record the musical's score at Legacy Studios in Manhattan. The CD is scheduled for an Oct. 2 release on the Masterworks Broadway label.

Grease, which is currently in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will officially open Aug. 19.

The cast also features Ryan Patrick Binder as Doody, Susan Blommaert as Miss Lynch, Jeb Brown as Vince, Stephen R. Buntrock as Teen Angel, Daniel Everidge as Roger, Allison Fischer as Patty, Robyn Hurder as Marty, Lindsay Mendez as Jan, Jenny Powers as Rizzo, Jose Restrepo as Sonny, Matthew Saldivar as Kenickie, Jamison Scott as Eugene and Kirsten Wyatt as Frenchy.

The ensemble comprises Josh Franklin, Cody Green, Natalie Hill (Cha-Cha), Matthew Hydzik, Emily Padgett, Keven Quillon, Brian Sears, Christina Sivrich, Amber Stone and Anna Aimee White.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design). Grease features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The new production also boasts songs from the hit 1978 film, which co-starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Among the film songs heard in the Broadway revival are "Sandy," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Grease" and "You're the One That I Want."

Grease debuted on Broadway in February 1972 with a cast that included Barry Bostwick (Danny), Carole Demas (Sandy) and Adrienne Barbeau (Rizzo). The musical closed in April 1980, after playing 20 previews and 3,388 performances. The 1994 revival cast Rosie O'Donnell in the role of Rizzo.

Grease is produced on Broadway by Paul Nicholas and David Ian, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Phoenix Productions and Terry Allen Kramer by arrangement with Robert Stigwood.

Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Beginning Aug. 21, Tuesday performances will begin at 7 PM.

Tickets for Grease, priced $71.50-$121.50, are currently on sale through June 2008 by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located in Manhattan at 256 West 47th Street.

For more information visit www.greaseonbroadway.com.

Laura Osnes and Max Crumm in <i>Grease</i>.
Laura Osnes and Max Crumm in Grease. Photo by Joan Marcus
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