New Danny and Sandy?

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New Danny and Sandy?#1
Posted: 5/12/08 at 12:26pm
Does anyone know who will be cast as the new Danny and Sandy in "Grease." Max and Laura's contracts are up in July. Just wondering if there was any speculation on their replacements.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#2
Posted: 5/12/08 at 12:31pm
There won't be any replacements as this revival of GREASE is expected to close at their final performance.

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re: New Danny and Sandy?#2
Posted: 5/12/08 at 12:33pm
If this is true, then why are they selling tickets beyond July?
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#3
Posted: 5/12/08 at 12:48pm
Numerous shows continue to sell tickets and then announce a closing date upsetting people who have tickets for performances AFTER the show closes.

Its been happening for years. re: New Danny and Sandy?


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re: New Danny and Sandy?#4
Posted: 5/12/08 at 1:44pm
I don't agree that it will close. It is still making too much money.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#5
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:18pm
I stand corrected. I had NO idea the show was doing the business its been doing. Its most recent weekly tally had GREASE at 97%. A percentage every show DREAMS of doing.

This is what one gets from assuming things due mostly in part to heresay comments.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#6
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:19pm
I haven't heard anything but I doubt they're going to do much extensive stunt casting. GREASE sells well simply because it is GREASE ... so maybe they'll just bump up their standbys?

Not entirely sure...

But the show is not closing when Max and Laura leave.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#7
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:39pm
Thanks for your correction! In my opinion, Grease will be around for a long time...with or without Max and Laura as long as it continues to fill the house! Can't wait to see who is cast.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#8
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:41pm
Also, hope it's a blonde this time!
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#9
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:47pm
Not trying to drag this old horse out again, but the original 1972 Broadway Sandy, Carole Demas, was a brunette. The character became locked-in as a blonde after the 1978 film-version.

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re: New Danny and Sandy?#10
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:47pm
Are Max and Laura being replaced? Their contracts might be renewed, or sent on the road with the tour?
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#11
Posted: 5/12/08 at 2:51pm
I know that Carol was a brunette, but unfortunately I was not able to see the stage production before I saw the movie. So in MY head, Sandy has to be a blonde!
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#12
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:07pm
The whole reason for this revival was the TV reality show.
Without those actors and the terrible reviews I don't see a long life just because it's GREASE.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#13
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:15pm
Despite the reviews, the show is making tons of money. Let's all remember that the critics aren't the ones buying the tickets. It will run a long time because people loved the movie, and when they come to New York to see a show, they know they will be entertained by this show no matter what.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#14
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:18pm
Perhaps they'll extend.
Or tour?
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#15
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:32pm
Despite the reviews, the show is making tons of money. Let's all remember that the critics aren't the ones buying the tickets.

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re: New Danny and Sandy?#16
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:38pm
Maybe all the critics should look for new jobs....lol!
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#17
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:40pm
I believe Laura has said she wants to do the tour.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#18
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:42pm
According to the Grease Boards which I read this morning, Max and Laura's contracts have not been renewed.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#19
Posted: 5/12/08 at 3:54pm
This should have never been revived in the first place. They need to survive on stunt casting because the need to fill the void Max and Laura emptied.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#20
Posted: 5/12/08 at 4:19pm
choderman, can you provide a link to the Grease boards? Thanks. I want to know if "laura mom" still posts.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#21
Posted: 5/12/08 at 4:22pm
Despite all the naysayers, Grease continues to do well.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#22
Posted: 5/12/08 at 4:50pm
Just go to GreaseonBroadway.com and click on the message boards link.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#23
Posted: 5/12/08 at 4:57pm
Just put some other untalented ungrateful people in the show and I am sure it will continue to sell well.
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re: New Danny and Sandy?#24
Posted: 5/12/08 at 5:09pm
Max and Laura were both offered the tour but turned them down. I know Laura was considering it for quite a while, and hubby Nate was also offered a role in the production but they already have a few things cooking in New York once her contract is up so they both decided to stay in NY instead.
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