Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Grease Is The Word

NBC’s Grease: You’re The One That I Want goes behind the scene of the nationwide casting search for the lead roles in Broadway’s revival of Grease scheduled to open in July 2007. Hopefuls from around the country are auditioning in front of a panel of expert judges. The top performers from the search will be flown to Los Angeles for "Grease Academy," where they are trained to hone their acting, dancing, and voice skills. The top 12 contestants from "Grease Academy" will then perform each week in six live episodes, starting Sunday, January 28 at 8PM ET/PT, with the audience at home voting to eliminate two contestants each week. The two winners will take on the lead roles of Danny and Sandy on Broadway.
The following celebrities are scheduled to appear on the show as guests:
-Olivia Newton-John (Sandy in the film).
-Jeff Conaway (Kenickie in the film and a Danny replacement in the original Broadway show).
-Adrian Zmed (Danny replacement in original and revival, Johnny in "Grease 2").
-Marilu Henner (Marty replacement in original Broadway run).
-Lucy Lawless (Rizzo replacement in revival).
-Barry Bostwick (the original Broadway Danny Zuko).

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