The show tapes Jan. 28 at the CBS Television City in Hollywood. All tickets are free and available via this link from the NBC website. Audience members must be 16 years old and arrive by 2:30 PM for the standing-room-only event.
Tickets will be released on a weekly basis and interested parties who have submitted their requests will be notified of future tapings if the current taping is full.
This week the young hopefuls were put through "Grease Academy" — a singing, acting and dancing boot camp — by director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, Grease co-creator Jim Jacobs and British producer David Ian. The final dozen (six males, six females) were selected to move on to the live shows.
"Access Hollywood" co-anchor Billy Bush and U.K. television and theatre star Denise Van Outen host the talent competition show which will let America cast the leads in an upcoming Broadway revival of the Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey musical. The new Broadway production will feature the songs made famous by the original musical, including "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning" and "We Go Together" as well as the four additional film songs "Grease is the Word," "You're the One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy" interpolated into the score.
Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates, Nederlander Presentations and Phoenix Productions will produce the Broadway run of the show, which begins rehearsals on or about April 1. The capitalization is $10 million. No Broadway theatre has been announced for it.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster outlets. Group sales for Grease are available by calling Nederlander Group Sales at (212) 840-3890.
The NBC official website for the show can be found at nbc.com/Grease.