MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 14, 1972
Closing Date
Apr 13, 1980
1st Preview
Jan 29, 1972
1st Preview
Jan 29, 1972
Previews
20
Performances
3,388
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Eden Theatre
(Feb 14, 1972 - Jun 04, 1972)
Broadhurst Theatre
(Jun 07, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972)
Royale Theatre
(Nov 21, 1972 - Jan 27, 1980)
Majestic Theatre
(Jan 29, 1980 - Apr 13, 1980)

Setting
In and around Rydell High.

Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox; Produced in association with Anthony D'Amato
Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; Music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; Music orchestrated by Michael Leonard; Musical Director: Louis St. Louis; Dance arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Vocal arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Featuring songs by Joseph Rock and The Skyliners
Directed by Tom Moore; Musical Numbers and Dances Staged by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by Karl Eigsti; Sound Design by Bill Merrill; Hairstyles Created by Jim Sullivan
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Edward H. Davis; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Joe Calvan; Stage Manager: A. Robert Altshuler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tom Harris
Musical Supervisor: Michael Leonard; Copyist: Emile Charlap; Assistant to Patricia Birch: Liz Thompson; Assistant to the Producer: Barbara Jean Block
Assistant to Miss Robbins: David James
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Press Associate: Henry Luhrman; Assistant Press Representative: Harriett Trachtenberg and Maria Pucci; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Matthew Serino; Production Assistant: Carolyn Ciplet; Photographer: Zodiac
Betty Rizzo
Vince Fontaine
Sonny Latierri
Danny Zuko
Sandy Dumbrowski
Marty
Eugene Florczyk
Patty Simcox
Miss Lynch
Kenickie
Cha-Cha Di Gregorio
 
Radio Voice
"It's Raining on Prom Night"
Johnny Casino
 
Teen Angel
Frenchy
Understudies: Daniel Deitch (Roger, Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Danny Zuko) and Joy Rinaldi (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski)

Eden Theatre (Feb 14, 1972 - Jun 04, 1972)

Sound Design by Jack Shearing
Production Stage Manager: Gigi Cascio; Stage Manager: T. Schuyler Smith
Photographer: Zodiac

Cast

Bum
Role was cut during previews
Patty Simcox
Understudy: Jeff Conaway (Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Roger, Kenickie)

Broadhurst Theatre (Jun 07, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972)

Hairstyles Designed by Nino Raffaello
Production Stage Manager: T. Schuyler Smith

Cast

Marty
Sudie Bond
during Dorothy Leon's vacation
Miss Lynch
Betty Rizzo
Vince Fontaine
Vince Fontaine

Royale Theatre (Nov 21, 1972 - Jan 27, 1980)

Musical Director: Jeremy Stone
Hairstyles Designed by John Delaat
Assistant Co. Mgr: Camille Ranson; Company Manager: Robb Lady
Production Stage Manager: Lynne Guerra and Larry Forde; Stage Manager: Steve Beckler and Paul Bengston; Assistant Stage Mgr: Greg Zadikov and John Fennessy; Production Supervisor: T. Schuyler Smith
Musical Supervisor: Louis St. Louis; Assistant to the Producer: Edye Lou Hock and Linda Scoullar; Music published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Casting Director: Vincent G. Liff; Dance Queen: Cynthia Darlow, Robin Vogel and Kathi Moss; Casting: Otto & Windsor

Cast

Eugene Florczyk
 
Danny Zuko
Vince Fontaine
Miss Lynch
Sonny Latierri
Betty Rizzo
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
Vince Fontaine
Danny Zuko
Patty Simcox
Roger
 
Roger
circa. 1976 - ?
Betty Rizzo
Dec 01, 1975 - ?
Frenchy
Frenchy
Sandy Dumbrowski
Jun 1975 - ?
Scott Ellis
Broadway debut
Doody
circa. 1978 - ?
Danny Zuko
Sandy Dumbrowski
Kenickie
Patty Simcox
Marty
circa. 1976 - ?
 
Marty
Danny Zuko
circa. 1978 - ?
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
Betty Rizzo
circa. 1976 - ?
Sonny Latierri
Sandy Dumbrowski
Vince Fontaine
Eugene Florczyk
Betty Rizzo
 
Jan
Marty
circa. Sep 1976 - ?
 
Marty
circa. 1975 - circa. May 1976
Vince Fontaine
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
Sonny Latierri
circa. 1976 - ?
Kenickie
Betty Rizzo
Jan
circa. 1976 - ?
Sandy Dumbrowski
Kenickie
 
Sonny Latierri
Jun 1975 - ?
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
Danny Zuko
Miss Lynch
Frenchy
circa. Jun 1973 - circa. Mar 1977
Patty Simcox
Patty Simcox
Betty Rizzo
Sandy Dumbrowski
Oct 1979 - ?
Betty Rizzo
Sonny Latierri
Eugene Florczyk
Betty Rizzo
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
 
Danny Zuko
 
Danny Zuko
Eugene Florczyk
Kenickie
Teen Angel
 
Johnny Casino
Frenchy
Doody
circa. 1977 - ?
Frenchy
circa. 1976 - ?
Frenchy
 
Patty Simcox
 
Sandy Dumbrowski
Miss Lynch
Sonny Latierri
Eugene Florczyk
Frenchy
Roger
Danny Zuko
Doody
circa. Feb 1975 - ?
 
Kenickie
 
Teen Angel
Eugene Florczyk
Vince Fontaine
Doody
Radio Voice
"It's Raining on Prom Night"
 
Cha-Cha Di Gregorio
Sandy Dumbrowski
Eugene Florczyk
Danny Zuko
Roger
Vince Fontaine
Sonny Latierri
Kenickie
Danny Zuko
circa. 1977 - ?
Understudies: Shelley Barre (Sandy Dumbrowski, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Jan, Marty, Betty Rizzo, Frenchy), Philip Casnoff (Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Kenickie, Johnny Casino, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko), Tom Demenkoff (Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie), John S. Driver (Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Kenickie, Johnny Casino, Roger), John Everson (Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino), Greg Evigan (Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk), John Fennessy (Johnny Casino, Doody, Roger, Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk), Richard Gere (Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Roger, Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino), Rebecca Gilchrist (Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy), Malcolm Groome (Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko), John Herrera (Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Vince Fontaine, Teen Angel, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Danny Zuko), Scott Holmes (Roger, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie), Albert Insinnia (Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Vince Fontaine, Teen Angel, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino), Lori Ada Jaroslow (Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio), Melody Meitrott (Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch), Linda Nenno (Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan), Adele Paige (Betty Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio), Forbesy Russell (Sandy Dumbrowski, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Betty Rizzo), Tony Shultz (Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Danny Zuko, Doody), Rex Smith (Danny Zuko), Kelly St. John (Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino), Barry J. Tarallo (Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Roger), Ann Travolta (Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch), Michael Tucci (Danny Zuko, Vince Fontaine, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri), Alaina Warren (Jan, Marty, Betty Rizzo, Frenchy, Sandy Dumbrowski, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox), Ted Wass (Danny Zuko, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger) and Greg Zadikov (Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Roger, Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Vince Fontaine)

Majestic Theatre (Jan 29, 1980 - Apr 13, 1980)

Musical Director: Elizabeth Myers
Assistant Stage Mgr: Jim Langrall; Stage Manager: Michael Martorella
Assistant to the Producer: Donna Donaldson
Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi

Cast

Frenchy
Kenickie
Vince Fontaine
Kenickie
Understudies: Lesley Berry (Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Patty Simcox, Jan, Marty, Betty Rizzo, Frenchy, Sandy Dumbrowski, Miss Lynch), Randy Graff (Betty Rizzo, Frenchy, Sandy Dumbrowski, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Jan, Marty), Paul Greeno (Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Roger, Kenickie), Bob Reynolds (Kenickie, Sonny Latierri, Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine, Eugene Florczyk, Doody, Roger) and Tom Wiggin (Danny Zuko)
music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Act 1
Sung By
Alma Mater
Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox and Eugene Florczyk
Alma Mater Parody
Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys
Summer Nights
Sandy Dumbrowski, Danny Zuko, Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys
Those Magic Changes
Doody, Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies
Freddy, My Love
Marty, Jan, Frenchy and Betty Rizzo
Greased Lightning
Kenickie and Burger Palace Boys
Mooning
Roger and Jan
Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee
Betty Rizzo
We Go Together
Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys
Act 2
Sung By
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Company
It's Raining on Prom Night
Sandy Dumbrowski
Shakin' at the High School Hop (Reprise)
Company
Born to Hand Jive
Johnny Casino and Company
Beauty School Dropout
Teen Angel, Frenchy and Company
Alone at a Drive in Movie
Danny Zuko and Burger Palace Boys
Rock N'Roll Party Queen
Doody and Roger
There are Worse Things I Could Do
Betty Rizzo
Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)
Sandy Dumbrowski
All Choked Up
Sandy Dumbrowski, Danny Zuko and Company
We Go Together (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1972 Nominee
Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox
 

Best Book of a Musical

1972 Nominee
Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Barry Bostwick
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Timothy Meyers
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Adrienne Barbeau
 

Best Costume Design

1972 Nominee
Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins
 

Best Choreography

1972 Nominee
Musical Staging by Patricia Birch

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Choreography

1972 Winner
Musical Staging by Patricia Birch

Most Promising Costume Design

1972 Winner
Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins

Theatre World

Award

1972 Recipient
Adrienne Barbeau
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