About the Album
The abundance of jukebox musicals on Broadway in recent years seemed reason enough to bring back for another round Grease, the 1973 megahit by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, that had paved the way to the trend and made rock’n’roll acceptable on the musical theatre stage. The protagonists, this time around, were Max Crumm as Danny Zuko and Laura Osnes as Sandy Dumbrowski, both selected during a television contest by director Kathleen Marshall. With additional songs interspersed within the score, it was hoped the show would have a long life on the boards, after it opened on August 19, 2007. It hung around for 554 performances, demonstrating at least that Rydell High and its denizens still exerted a popular attraction.
Credits: Danny Zuko: Max Crumm Sandy Dumbrowski: Laura Osnes Kenickie: Matthew Saldivar Sonny Latierri: Jose Restrepo Roger: Daniel Everidge Doody: Ryan Patrick Binder Betty Rizzo: Jenny Powers Marty: Robyn Hurder Jan: Lindsay Mendez Frenchy: Kirsten Wyatt Patty Simcox: Allison Fischer Eugene Florczyk: Jamison Scott Miss Lynch: Susan Blommaert Vince Fontaine: Jeb Brown Cha-Cha DiGregorio: Natalie Hill Teen Angel: Stephen R. Buntrock Ensemble: Josh Franklin, Cody Green, Natalie Hill, Emily Padgett, Keven Quillon, Brian Sears, Christina Sivrich, Anna Aimee White Swings: Matthew Hydzik, Amber Stone Orchestra: Conductor/synthesizer: Kimberly Grigsby Piano/synthesizer/Associate Conductor: Chris Fenwick Drums/conga: John Clancy Electric bass/acoustic bass: Michael Blanco Acoustic guitar/electric guitar: Michael Aarons Tenor sax/woodwinds: John Scarpulla Baritone sax/woodwinds: Jack Bashkow