Grease 1972

Opened: February 14, 1972
Closing: April 13, 1980

Grease - 1972 - Broadway History , Info & More

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)
245 West 44th St. New York, NY

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

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Grease FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Grease have there been?
Grease has had 18 productions including Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1972, West End which opened in 1973, US Tour which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2003, Lincolnshire, IL (Regional) which opened in 2007, West End which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2007, US Tour which opened in 2010, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2014, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2014, Motion Picture which opened in 2016, Canada which opened in 2017 and UK Tour which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has Grease been nominated for?
Grease has been nominated for several Tony Awards. It was nominated for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Jim Jacobs, Best Book of a Musical for Warren Casey, Best Choreography for Patricia Birch, and Best Costume Design for Carrie F. Robbins.
What Tony Awards has Grease won?
Grease has won several Tony Awards. These include Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Jim Jacobs, Best Book of a Musical for Warren Casey, Best Choreography for Patricia Birch, and Best Costume Design for Carrie F. Robbins.
What awards has Grease been nominated for?
Grease has been nominated for the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Adrienne Barbeau.
What awards has Grease won?
Grease has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Adrienne Barbeau.

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