.Danny Zuko (Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Newton-John) had the perfect summer romance. But Labor Day comes all too soon for the pair, and they must go off to their separate schools, each mistakenly thinking that this is the end. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease. with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy and all the Rydell High gang. Who could resist all those infectious songs performed by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Frankie Avalon, Sha-Na-Na, Frankie Valli and the rest of the cast?
Get ready to do the hand jive as Fox enrolls at Rydell High with Grease Live (working title), a live three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical Grease, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox); and Paramount Television. Scheduled to air live during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, Grease Live (wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.
Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.Read More
Last week, James Franco offered a short peak at the planned Grease parody that was going to open The 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast. Featuring James Franco as Danny Zuko and co-host Anne Hathaway as Sandy Olsen, this atrocious musical number was rightly edited out of the awards show last night. Now, you can watch the whole horrible thing in the clip below.
Grease was released July 7th, 1978.Read More
In the late 70s, a TV director made his feature film directorial debut with a little musical that ended up changing the game as we know it. In 1978, Randal Kleiser's Grease was unleashed on the world and it was a smashing success. The film took in just shy of $160 million at the domestic box office which, if you count the nearly $30 million it took in during re-releases and adjust for inflation, would equate to $611.5 million today. Clearly, this film is a blockbuster in any day and age and it is set to prove that once more with a brand new re-release entitled Grease Sing-A-Long, which will be released with a fully restored print and song lyrics for the audience to sing-a-long to starting on July 9. (For more information on where you can find the film and how you can even Demand It to come to your area, you can CLICK HERE for all the details, as well as take a look at the new Sing-A-Long trailer). I had the distinct pleasure to speak with director Randal Kleiser over the phone about this new theatrical event and here's what he had to say.
This has to be a little surreal for you, this whole process of restoration and bringing your first film back into theaters. Can you just talk a bit about how this whole process has been for you?Read More
Paramount Pictures has just released an advanced preview of their upcoming 2010 summer movie release slate, which includes such highly anticipated films as Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After, The Last Airbender, Dinner for Schmucks, Middle Men, and Grease: The Sing-Along.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man, reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.Read More
Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the 1982 flop Grease 2, has reportedly been approached to star in a remake of Grease, according to ninemsn. She would appear alongside Jessica Simpson, who would play the role of Sandy.
Grease was released July 7th, 1978.Read More
NBC will search for the next Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko in You're the One That We Want, a new talent competition series from BBC Worldwide Productions, for mid-season where America will ultimately get to choose the two leads for a new Broadway production of Grease. The new production of Grease will open on Broadway in June 2007 and will be directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall ("The Pajama Game"). Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates, Nederlander Presentations and Phoenix Productions will produce. Jim Jacobs, the co-creator of Grease along with Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall and renowned theatre producer David Ian are set as judges on You're the One That We Want. The announcement was made today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.
Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, is the all-American musical, based on the sub-cultures of high school life in the 1950's. The show takes place at the hyperactive Rydell High School, where Danny Zuko fronts his gang - the raucous T-Birds - who romance their sassy female equivalents - the Pink Ladies. When "good-girl" Sandy Dumbrowski arrives in town, the Pink Ladies take her under their collective wing.Read More