Wednesday, August 09, 2006 NBC, 'Grease' Go Together

NBC, already fulfilling the Vegas dreams of many a performer with "America's Got Talent," will try to pave a path to Broadway with a show scheduled for midseason.

Tell you more, tell you more? OK.

The show will be called "You're the One That We Want," and it will seek to find a Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski for a revival of "Grease" that opens next June, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the show's Broadway debut. Beauty school dropouts may apply, but presumably a background in musical theater would be helpful too.

I freely admit I'm a Grease fan. In 1998, by pure luck, I watched the 20th anniversary re-release of the movie with the one that I wanted in the otherwise empty Westbury Theater (now shuttered). I didn't get very far, nor did I have a car...


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