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December 5th, 2006 under Stage, TV Reality

Grease veterans (of stage and screen) Jeff Conaway, Adrian Zmed, Marilu Henner, Lucy Lawless and Barry Bostwick as well as Hairspray’s Marissa Jaret Winokur and Rent’s Jai Rodriguez will be special guests on NBC’s "You’re The One That I Want." The NBC show, which will cast the two lead roles in the Broadway revival of Grease, debuts on the broadcast network Jan. 7, 2007, at 8 PM (ET). "Access Hollywood" co-anchor Billy Bush and U.K. television and theatre star Denise Van Outen will host the show, which kicks off with two one-and-a-half hour shows (on Jan. 7 and 14) before continuing on Sunday nights in an hour-long format. Check your local listings. 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) and Barry Bostwick (the original Broadway Danny Zuko) are slated to appear on the show as guests. Jai Rodriguez (Rent, "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy") and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Tony Award winner from Hairspray) will also participate. Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game) will direct and choreograph the new Broadway production as well as judge the competition> Her judging co-horts will be Grease co-creator Jim Jacobs and theatre producer David Ian. Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates, Nederlander Presentations and Phoenix Productions will produce the Broadway run of the show, which begins rehearsals on or about April 1, 2007. The musical Grease – by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey – debuted on Broadway Feb. 14, 1972 and captured the spirit of audiences with its the 1950’s-set all-American lovestory of two teens from opposite sides of the fence who fall in love one summer only to discover each other again, this time attending Rydell High School. Will the "bad boy" and the "good girl" be able to rekindle their romance amid the politics of high school?


As much as I love Adrian Zmed, I have to wonder if Grease 2 counts? And I did not know that Barry Bostwick was the original Danny Zuko, I bet he was great in the role!
BTW can you believe two Grease posts in one day? On that note, I think we can conclude that we can count out Olivia Newton-John in the show, don’t you? 


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