Eden Theatre, (2/14/1972 - 6/04/1972)
Broadhurst Theatre, (6/07/1972 - 11/18/1972)
Royale Theatre, (11/21/1972 - 1/27/1980)
Majestic Theatre, (1/29/1980 - 4/13/1980)

First Preview: Jan 29, 1972
Opening Date: Feb 14, 1972
Closing Date: Apr 13, 1980
Total Previews: 20
Total Performances: 3388

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Rydell High.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Musical Supervisor: Michael Leonard; Copyist: Emile Charlap

Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Press Associate: Henry Luhrman; Assistant Press Representative: Maria Pucci; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Matthew Serino; Photographer: Zodiac

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Opening Night Cast

Adrienne BarbeauBetty Rizzo
Don BillettVince Fontaine
Walter BobbieRoger
Jim BorrelliSonny Latierri
Barry BostwickDanny Zuko
James CanningDoody
Carole DemasSandy Dumbrowski
Katie HanleyMarty
Tom HarrisEugene Florczyk
Ilene KristenPatty Simcox
Dorothy LeonMiss Lynch
Timothy MeyersKenickie
Kathi MossCha-Cha Di Gregorio
Radio Voice
"It's Raining on Prom Night"
Alan PaulJohnny Casino
Teen Angel
Marya SmallFrenchy
Garn StephensJan

Understudies: Daniel Deitch (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine) and Joy Rinaldi (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1972 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox

 1972 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

 1972 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Barry Bostwick

 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Timothy Meyers

 1972 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Adrienne Barbeau

 1972 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Carrie F. Robbins

 1972 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Musical Staging by Patricia Birch

Drama Desk Award

winner 1972 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Musical Staging by Patricia Birch

winner 1972 Most Promising Costume Design [winner] 

Carrie F. Robbins

Theatre World

winner 1972 Award [recipient] 

Adrienne Barbeau

Songs

music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Eden Theatre

(2/14/1972 - 6/4/1972)

Sound Design by Jack Shearing.

Production Stage Manager: Gigi Cascio; Stage Manager: T. Schuyler Smith.

Photographer: Zodiac.

Cast

Don Billett
Bum Role was cut during previews
Kerin Blair
Jan
Joy Rinaldi
Patty Simcox
Alaina Warren
Jan

Understudy: Jeff Conaway (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine).

Broadhurst Theatre

(6/7/1972 - 11/18/1972)

Hairstyles Designed by Nino Raffaello.

Production Stage Manager: T. Schuyler Smith.

Cast

Meg Bennett
Marty
Sudie Bond
during Dorothy Leon's vacation
Miss Lynch
Joy Garrett
Betty Rizzo
Gardner Hayes
Vince Fontaine
Richard Quarry
Roger
Garn Stephens
Jan
Jim Weston
Vince Fontaine

Royale Theatre

(11/21/1972 - 1/27/1980)

Musical Director: Jeremy Stone.

Hairstyles Designed by John Delaat.

Assistant Co. Mgr: Camille Ranson; Company Manager: Robb Lady.

Production Stage Manager: Lynne Guerra; Stage Manager: Steve Beckler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Greg Zadikov, John Fennessy; Stage Manager: Paul Bengston; Production Stage Manager: Larry Forde; Production Supervisor: T. Schuyler Smith.

Musical Supervisor: Louis St. Louis; Assistant to the Producer: Edye Lou Hock, Linda Scoullar.

Dance Queen: Cynthia Darlow, Robin Vogel, Kathi Moss; Casting Director: Vincent G. Liff.

Cast

Lloyd Alann
Danny Zuko
Eugene Florczyk
Stan Birnbaum
Vince Fontaine
Walter Bobbie
Roger
Sudie Bond
Miss Lynch
Jim Borrelli
Sonny Latierri
Peggy Lee Brennan
Frenchy
Lorelle Brina
Betty Rizzo
Philip Casnoff
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
Walter Charles
Vince Fontaine
Jeff Conaway
Danny Zuko
Carol Culver
Patty Simcox
Cynthia Darlow
Jan
Ray DeMattis
Roger
Roger (circa. 1976 - ?)
Karen Dille
Betty Rizzo (Dec 1, 1975 - ?)
Jamie Donnelly
Jan
John S. Driver
Roger
Duffi
Frenchy
Meghan Duffy
Frenchy
Candice Earley
Sandy Dumbrowski (Jun 1975 - ?)
Scott Ellis
Broadway debut
Doody (circa. 1978 - ?)
Greg Evigan
Danny Zuko
Shannon Fanning
Sandy Dumbrowski
John Fennessy
Kenickie
JoEla Flood
Patty Simcox
Char Fontane
Marty
Marty (circa. 1976 - ?)
Peter Gallagher
Danny Zuko (circa. 1978 - ?)
Bob Garrett
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
Livia Genise
Betty Rizzo (circa. 1976 - ?)
Richard Gere
Sonny Latierri
Rebecca Gilchrist
Jan
Ilene Graff
Sandy Dumbrowski
Stephen M. Groff
Vince Fontaine
Tom Harris
Eugene Florczyk
Randee Heller
Jan
Betty Rizzo
Marilu Henner
Marty (circa. 1975 - circa. May 1976)
Marty (circa. Sep 1976 - ?)
John Holly
Vince Fontaine
Scott Holmes
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
Albert Insinnia
Sonny Latierri (circa. 1976 - ?)
Danny Jacobson
Kenickie
Lori Ada Jaroslow
Jan
Judy Kaye
Betty Rizzo
Mimi Kennedy
Jan (circa. 1976 - ?)
Robin Lamont
Sandy Dumbrowski
Matt Landers
Kenickie
Sonny Latierri (Jun 1975 - ?)
Jim Langrall
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
John Lansing
Danny Zuko
Dorothy Leon
Miss Lynch
Ellen March
Frenchy (circa. Jun 1973 - circa. Mar 1977)
Ann-Ngaire Martin
Patty Simcox
Katherine Meloche
Patty Simcox
Marcia Mitzman
Betty Rizzo
Denise Nettleton
Marty
Lisa Orberg
Betty Rizzo
David Paymer
Sonny Latierri
Pippa Pearthree
Jan
Richard Peterson
Eugene Florczyk
Elaine Petricoff
Betty Rizzo
Frank Piegaro
Danny Zuko
Danny Zuko
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
Randy Powell
Eugene Florczyk
Paul Regina, Jr.
Kenickie
Joe Rifici
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
Joy Rinaldi
Frenchy
Michael Riney
Doody (circa. 1977 - ?)
Jill P. Rose
Frenchy (circa. 1976 - ?)
Forbesy Russell
Sandy Dumbrowski
Frenchy
Patty Simcox
Ruth Russell
Miss Lynch
Jim Shankman
Sonny Latierri
Barrey Smith
Eugene Florczyk
Garn Stephens
Frenchy
Diane Stilwell
Marty
Randy Stumpf
Roger
Patrick Swayze
Danny Zuko
Barry J. Tarallo
Doody (circa. Feb 1975 - ?)
John Travolta
Doody
Michael Tucci
Kenickie
Teen Angel
Roger
Stephen Van Benschoten
Eugene Florczyk
Barry Vigon
Vince Fontaine
Bill Vitelli
Doody
Robin Vogel
Radio Voice
"It's Raining on Prom Night"
Cha-Cha Di Gregorio
Andrea Walters
Sandy Dumbrowski
George Wentzler
Eugene Florczyk
Treat Williams
Danny Zuko
Dan Woodard
Roger
Nicholas Wyman
Vince Fontaine
Greg Zadikov
Sonny Latierri
Jerry Zaks
Kenickie
Sandra Zeeman
Marty
Adrian Zmed
Danny Zuko (circa. 1977 - ?)

Understudy: Shelley Barre (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Philip Casnoff (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Tom Demenkoff (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), John S. Driver (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), John Everson (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Greg Evigan (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), John Fennessy (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Richard Gere (Danny Zuko, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Rebecca Gilchrist (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Malcolm Groome (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), John Herrera (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Scott Holmes (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Albert Insinnia (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Lori Ada Jaroslow (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Melody Meitrott (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Linda Nenno (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Adele Paige (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Forbesy Russell (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Tony Shultz (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Rex Smith Broadway debut (Danny Zuko), Kelly St. John (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Barry J. Tarallo (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Ann Travolta (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Michael Tucci (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Vince Fontaine), Alaina Warren (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Ted Wass (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Greg Zadikov (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine).

Majestic Theatre

(1/29/1980 - 4/13/1980)

Musical Director: Elizabeth Myers.

Stage Manager: Michael Martorella; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jim Langrall.

Assistant to the Producer: Donna Donaldson.

Cast

Laurie Graff
Frenchy
Danny Jacobson
Kenickie
Vincent Otero
Roger
Barry Vigon
Vince Fontaine
Tom Wiggin
Kenickie

Understudy: Lesley Berry (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Randy Graff (Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Miss Lynch, Patty Simcox, Sandy Dumbrowski), Paul Greeno (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Bob Reynolds (Danny Zuko, Doody, Eugene Florczyk, Johnny Casino, Kenickie, Roger, Sonny Latierri, Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine), Tom Wiggin (Danny Zuko).



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