The show will play again at the Dominion Theatre for another limited run starting at the beginning of June, with its cast to be announced in due course. Seen by over 500 thousand people only in the West End, this new version of the iconic 70s music received 4 WhatsOnStage Awards nominations and is directed by Nikolai Foster.
Turuturu, turuturu, turuturu yaaaaay!!!! Yes, yes – we’re aware we already started a post this way long ago. It’s done on purpose, we haven’t lost our originality… we want you to think. But the truth is that, as the song says, some people and some things just go together. And that may certainly be the case with Grease and the Dominion Theatre. After a much succesful run this year, featuring an amazing cast with a couple of celebrity surprises, producers have announced today that their renewed version of the timeless 70s musical is coming back to the West End (and the same venue!) by the beginning of June.
Dedicated to the memory of Olivia Newton-John, who sadly passed away last August, the show is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. The casting will be announced in due time. During its limited run this year, the production was seen by over 500,000 people making it the Dominion Theatre’s most successful summer period since We Will Rock You. At the same time, Grease recently received 4 WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for original cast members Jocasta Almgill and Paul French.
World premiering in Chicago back in 1971, the musical moved to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. During its eight-year stay, the show was home to (by then) little known actors such as Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta, as well as Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere. With its film adaptation being one of the highest grossing musical movies of all time, the piece features some of the most beloved and iconic songs in the genre, such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.
Grease will play at London’s Dominion Theatre from 2 June to 28 October. Tickets are available on the following link.