Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

This week, ahead of the arrival of the world's best-loved musical, GREASE a 1959 pink Cadillac rolled in to Birmingham's Brindley Place bringing those Summer Nights to the people of Brum.

The Cadillac even added some Summer Lovin' to a special day as a pair of newlyweds stopped by to have their photo taken just minutes after tying the knot.

The brand new production of GREASE comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 13 - Saturday 24 August. Peter Andre and Ore Oduba will share the role of Teen Angel at certain performances with Dan Partridge as Danny, Martha Kirby as Sandy, Louis Gaunt as Kenickie and Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Rizzo.

GREASE originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. During the show's eight-year run, at the time, little known actors, including Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta, all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere.

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, when adjusted for inflation, is the highest-grossing live action musical of all time and celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights,Greased Lightnin', Hopelessly Devoted To You and You're The One That I Want.

GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Guy Hoare and sound design by Tom Marshall and casting by David Grindrod CDG for DGA.

This new production of GREASE is produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, William Sinclair, Ricardo Marques, Hunter Arnold and Curve.

GREASE comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 13 - Saturday 24 August. To book visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge).

Photo Credit: Joe Bailey

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Pink Cadillac Rolls Into Town in Honor of GREASE at the Birmingham Hippodrome



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