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Grease: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm, winners of the NBC competition series, will play Sandy and Danny.
After 12 weeks of nationally televised auditions, 90 million viewers and millions of votes, Laura Osnes and Max Crumm are to play the iconic roles of 'Sandy' and 'Danny' in the new Broadway production of Grease.
The two winners were announced during the live finale episode of the NBC competition series "Grease: You're The One Thay I Want" on 25 Mar 2007. The full cast is to be announced soon.
The new Broadway production of Grease will open on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 19 Aug 2007 following previews from 24 Jul, the show is currently booking to 16 Dec 2007.
Grease features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The revival will be directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, with set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz and lighting by Kenneth Posner.
Grease originated in Chicago and made its premiere at The Kingston Mines Theater in 1971 before making its New York premiere off-Broadway at the Eden Theatre on 14 February 1972. After 128 performances the show made the transition to Broadway taking up residence at the Broadhurst Theatre on 7 June 1972.
Grease was nominated for seven Tony Awards in its initial run. On 21 November 1972, the show moved to the Royale Theatre. It closed on Broadway after playing 3,388 performances, closing as the longest running show in Broadway history.
In 1978, Grease became a hugely popular feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the lead roles. A Broadway revival opened on 11 May 1994 at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre where it played 1,503 performances. A London revival opened on 15 July 1993 at the Dominion Theatre and ran for 6 years on London's West End.
The musical is being produced on Broadway by Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates, Nederlander Presentations, Inc and Phoenix Productions by arrangement with Robert Stigwood.
Further information to be announced.