Grease at its best is a musical originally produced in 1971 that is about ten teenagers with working-class background. Some people would be more familiar with its film version and they would have missed a lot. The original musical follows this young group as each of them go through life, experiencing love, relationships, and all the things that teenagers in the 1950’s go through. The featured songs and melodies have marked influence of early rock and roll. Grease’ original Broadway show was described by critics as aggressive, raunchy, and gritty. And with social issues being tackled such as gang violence, teen pregnancy and class conflict, some people even described it as vulgar and raw. To get over this perception, succeeding production outside Broadway tried to tame it and changed some of the lyrics.
The musical’s original title was “Grease Lightning” when it was first staged at the Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago. It was written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs who based his script on his own experiences when he was studying at William Taft High School. In its original form, Grease Lightning was considered either as a straight musical or a stage play with some musical parts. However, when Ken Waissman and Maxine Fox went to see it, they saw it more as a musical. They encouraged the writers to develop it as such and thus, Grease was born and went on stage off-Broadway at the Eden Theatre on Valentine’s Day of 1972. The show received seven nominations for the Tony Awards that year. It moved to Broadway opening on June 7, 1972. The original cast included Barry Bostwick essaying the role of Danny, and Carole Demas who played Sandy. In June the following year, Grease opened in London with the role of Danny being played by Richard Gere who was still an unknown actor at the time. Grease would have a total of 3,338 performances in Broadway before it closed eight years later on April 13, 1980. The show has been reintroduced to new audiences via several revivals both in Broadway and in London. Collaboration between P.J. Paparelli, artistic director of the American Theatre Company and Jim Jacobs gave way to the restoration and revival of the original version of Grease on April 21, 2011.
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