Binder, Brown and Buntrock Will Be Part of Broadway's Grease Revival
By Andrew Gans
Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Grease, which will begin performances July 24 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with an official opening Aug. 19.
Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, the winners of the reality TV competition "Grease: You're the One That I Want," will head the cast as, respectively, Danny and Sandy. They will be joined onstage by 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 will comprise Josh Franklin, Cody Green, Natalie Hill (Cha-Cha), Matthew Hydzik, Emily Padgett, Keven Quillon, Brian Sears, Christina Sivrich, Amber Stone and Anna Aimee White.
Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs. 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 will also boast songs from the hit 1978 film, which co-starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Among the film songs that will be 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 will be 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 box office, 256 West 47th Street, will open for business June 17.
For more information visit www.greaseonbroadway.com.
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