14 Feb 2014
On this date 42 years ago, the popular Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey musical Grease made its Broadway premiere. The Playbill Vault highlights a vintage Playbill, dated May 1, 1972, from the show's original record-breaking run.
The original version of Grease was rowdier and grittier than what is performed today in theatres. "There is a cosy aggressiveness to the show," wrote Clive Barnes in his New York Times review, "a deliberately loud-mouthed and facetious tastelessness that some will find attractive, especially, I imagine, those who were teenagers in Middle America at the end of the 1950s."