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Warren Casey

 
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Bio:
Warren Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late '50s, he learned all about "greasers" while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, ... (read complete bio)
 
Warren Casey Headshot

Bio:
Warren Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late '50s, he learned all about "greasers" while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Book, Music, Lyrics
 
[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Book, Music, & Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2007] [Replacement]
Book/Music and Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]
Music/Lyrics/Book[Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

Warren Casey Biography

Warren Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late '50s, he learned all about "greasers" while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, including creating the roles of Bernie Litko in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He supported himself with jobs in retail, including working as an assistant manager of a chain of apparel stores, and as a record salesman. In the meantime, he taught himself how to play the guitar and began writing songs. Mr. Casey acted with the Chicago Stage Guild (where he met Jim Jacobs), the Old Town Players, and the Kingston Mines Theatre. The latter company staged the original production of Grease which he wrote with Jim Jacobs. After the incredible success of both the musical and the movie, the two collaborated on Island of Lost Coeds, a musical satire of the movies of the 1950s. Mr. Casey died in 1988.

Warren Casey Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Musical Revival
Warren Casey, Grease
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Warren Casey, Grease

Warren Casey News

Review: Gleeful GREASE Revs Up Nostalgia in La Mirada Photo Review: Gleeful GREASE Revs Up Nostalgia in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Jan 27, 2023

Despite outdated, cringe-inducing tropes, McCoy Rigby Entertainment's new production of this ubiquitous rock-and-roll stage musical---now on stage at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through February 12---manages to still entertain thanks mostly to the superb musical numbers energetically performed by its talented cast.

Photos: First Look at GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Photo Photos: First Look at GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

La Mirada Theatre¬†for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment have released production photos from¬†their upcoming ‚Äúelectrifying‚ÄĚ musical GREASE, with book, music & lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, musical direction by Ryan O‚ÄôConnell, choreography by Christopher M. Albrecht and directed by Kari Hayter.¬†Check out the photos here!

Louise Redknapp Will Play Teen Angel in GREASE at the Dominion Theatre Photo Louise Redknapp Will Play Teen Angel in GREASE at the Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023

English singer, songwriter and presenter Louise Redknapp will play Teen Angel in Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which returns to the Dominion Theatre in London's West End from 2 June 2023. Redknapp will perform from 2 June until 29 July, excluding Mondays.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Photo Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

Get a first look at rehearsal footage for Grease at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! GREASE will begin previews on Friday, January 20 at 8 pm.

GREASE Will Return to London's Dominion Theatre in June 2023 Photo GREASE Will Return to London's Dominion Theatre in June 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2022

After an incredibly successful run in summer 2022, Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE will return once again to the Dominion Theatre in London's West End from 2 June 2023. GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Casting to be announced.

Cast Announced for GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Photo Cast Announced for GREASE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2022

Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys,¬†LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS¬†&¬†McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT¬†has announced the cast for their upcoming ‚Äúelectrifying‚ÄĚ musical¬†GREASE,¬†with book, music & lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, musical direction by Ryan O‚ÄôConnell, choreography by Christopher M. Albrecht and directed by Kari Hayter.¬†¬†

GREASE Comes To La Mirada In January Photo GREASE Comes To La Mirada In January
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT will present the third show of their 2022-2023 season, REASE with book, music & lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, musical direction by Ryan O’Connell, choreography by Christopher M. Albrecht and directed by Kari Hayter.  

Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season Featuring GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season Featuring GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre has announced its 2023/2024 season, which opens with Grease, followed by the riotous whodunit The 39 Steps. The season continues with Ring of Fire, featuring the music of Johnny Cash, the magical family-favorite Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the celebrated classic Fiddler on the Roof.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Announces Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

While final preparations are underway for its 2022 season finale production of The Sound of Music, Cotuit Center for the Arts has announced a new season of programming and fundraising with a focus on celebrating, dreaming, planning, imagining, and creating art in all theater, music, exhibition, education, outreach and collaboration offerings. 

GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks Photo GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

With only 8 weeks to go, Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, has so far been seen by over 250,000 people in the West End making it the Dominion Theatre's most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. GREASE began previews on 3 May 2022 with an official opening on 17 May 2022. The musical last played the Dominion Theatre 26 years ago, closing in 1996, and was as popular and busy this time round, as it was then. 

Warren Casey Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE

by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, whose resume includes the revivals of Chicago on Broadway and the West End and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. 

VIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End Videoplay
VIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2022

All new video clips have been released for the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which has its official opening at the Dominion Theatre tonight, Tuesday 17 May 2022. Previews began on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE Videoplay
VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

All new video has been released of Olivia Moore singing 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from GREASE. Olivia plays Sandy in the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A Videoplay
VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A

by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Grease film stars, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited yesterday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre to host the Meet n' Grease Sing-a-long!

VIDEO: Olivia Newton John Weighs In On Bizarre GREASE Fan Theory: 'I Found It Hilarious!'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 14, 2016

Appearing on Network Ten's THE PROJECT yesterday, actress Olivia Newton John responded to the bizarre theory, sharing that she was quite amused by it.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/19/16- GREASE
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Today in 2007, the second Broadway revival of Grease opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran for 554 performances. Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (loosely based on William Howard Taft School), follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins.

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm Reunite for a GREASE Duet at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

They're the ones WE want! Laura Osnes and Maxx Crumm reunited at today's #Ham4Ham with Rory O'Malley to perform the classic GREASE duet 'You're The One That I Want'. Check it out below!

Prepare For GREASE: LIVE By Tracking Those Magic Changes On A Handy GREASE Flow Chart
by Robert Diamond - Jan 29, 2016

Trace the evolution of Grease's score from Chicago to Broadway to Hollywood and back to Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: Starry Cast of Fox's GREASE: LIVE! Go Behind the Scenes in New Promo
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2015

FOX has shared a new promo for GREASE: LIVE airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Check it out below - including what the cast things of the show, a brief performance sneak peek and more!

VIDEO: John Stamos & More FOX Stars Sing Their Favorite Songs from GREASE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2015

The FOX network but their talent, including Keke Palmer, John Stamos and Jamie Lee Curtis to the test when and asked them to sing their favorite GREASE song - check out the results below!


Warren Casey Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Warren Casey written?
Warren Casey has written 1 shows including Grease (Bookwriter).

What awards has Warren Casey been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Grease and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grease .

What awards has Warren Casey won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grease.