Asked By: Ethan Johnson Date: created: Dec 08 2023

Why did Sandy change for Danny

Answered By: Dominic Sanchez Date: created: Dec 08 2023

10 Grease (1978) What’s the deal with Grease (1978)? By Seth Duffy Grease is an exciting movie from the late 70’s. It stars a young John Travolta and, alongside Saturday Night Fever, catapulted him into fame. This movie is packed with problematic themes, but a large amount of them have to do with the extreme characteristics that the characters employ.

  1. The extent that every character is exaggerated may be due to the source material for the movie being a musical.
  2. Musicals tend to have characters that have easy to recognize qualities.
  3. Are these exaggerated character types and themes bad if, ultimately, it’s the point of the media? The costume choices the movie makes really stand out.

It becomes immediately apparent what personality traits a character possesses when they appear on the screen. Danny Zuko, our slick and cool tough guy, has slicked-back hair and is suited out in leather. Rizzo, by far the most promiscuous character in the entire show, is also dressed in all black and creates a stark contrast between her gaggle of pink-wearing underlings. Medium shot of Rizzo and the Pink Ladies (screengrab) The sheer amount of toxic masculinity in this film is staggering. Almost all the members of Danny’s gang either sexually assault or harass someone throughout the movie. Kaneki is the most problematic in this matter. Wide shot of Kaneki groping an extra (screengrab) There is constant judgment being leveled against the women in the movie through its use of dialogue. Sandy is bashed by Rizzo and the other women for her lack of sexual experience. Rizzo is judged by the women and men in the movie for her promiscuity.

They highlight her problematic expression of her sexuality by Danny Zuko saying, “Sloppy seconds ain’t my style”. This line suggests that Rizzo is some kind of used goods due to her previous sexual experience. Another heavily judged character in the film is Jan. Throughout the entire movie she’s made a joke because of her eating habits.

A character even goes as far as to say that he “doesn’t think that she’s all fat” and asks her to the prom. This wouldn’t be that problematic if the character in question was actually fat. Instead, it’s just a normal actress wearing baggy clothing. This movie also minimizes the problems of women.

  1. At one point, Sandy is frustrated with Danny over an incident at prom.
  2. The incident is resolved by Danny giving her a ring he yanks off his finger in a comedic fashion.
  3. Afterward, she suddenly can’t think of a single problem that she has with him.
  4. Later on, in the scene Danny has his advances towards Sandy denied by her and he exclaims “Sandy, what’s the matter with you?”.

This cultivates a feeling like he deserves sexual gratification from her. Though this movie presents a large number of troubling ideas, it’s not as though it has no nuance. The hyper-masculinity that’s portrayed in the movie is starkly contrasted to Danny Zuko’s softer side. Danny Zuko embracing Kaneki (screengrab) The film gains some leeway due to the time period that it’s emulating. If it didn’t express these problematic themes when portraying the 1950’s it would be doing a disservice to the film, but the movie doesn’t really attempt to ridicule these behaviors.

The movie also portrays all characters in the world as over-the-top caricatures of what they would have been in reality. The nerd character in the movie has huge glasses, a pocket protector, and is carrying around a large stack of books. When characters in the film mock him for his glasses, he complains that he has astigmatism.

Portraying the character in such unrealistic manners helps differentiate fiction from reality because it begins to lose its resemblance. Sandy’s transformation at the end of the movie highlights even more poor ideas from the film. It portrays a message that you need to change yourself to get your man.

  1. Not only does she transform herself, but the song is also centered around her needing a man.
  2. Some critics argue that Sandy’s transformation is her becoming her true self.
  3. Susanna Carr, from her self-titled website, says, ” the transformation is not just for Danny.
  4. It’s primarily for herself because she doesn’t like how she’s viewed” (1).

This theory has some ground since Sandy says that she isn’t feeling happy then goes and transforms herself, but the movie doesn’t really give an indication that this is her true self. Before the final scene, Sandy is only shown as a prim and proper person.

She actively dislikes the macho masculine side of Danny Zuko and just wants the loving caring guy that she met during the summer. She changes herself to fit in. Chris Peterson, from OnStage Blog, highlights the disparity in the amount both characters change saying, “To win over not only Danny but her friends as well, sandy completely transforms herself.

In return, Danny joins the track team and earns a letterman sweater, which he immediately ditches once he sees the new Sandy, so to recap, Sandy succumbs to social pressures and Danny becomes a jock and reforms himself in Sandy’s eyes by taking off a sweater” (2).

The film is enjoyable to watch due to its colorful setting and good music. However, the movie portrays many of its characters in disgusting ways. To further exacerbate this problem, the movie does almost nothing to show that its negative themes are negative at all. The movie doesn’t become so exaggerated that it feels like it’s satirizing itself which makes it hard to overlook the problems with it.


Carr, Sussana. “Why I Applaud Sandy’s Transformation in Grease (and You Should Too!).” Susanna Carr, 22 Sept.2019, Peterson, Christopher. “‘Oh Sandy” – A Different Perspective on Grease!” OnStage Blog, OnStage Blog, 14 July 2017,

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Asked By: Thomas Nelson Date: created: Jul 12 2023

Who plays Sandy in Grease at Dominion Theatre

Answered By: Abraham Sanders Date: created: Jul 14 2023

Interview: Olivia Moore on playing Sandy in Grease The Musical at the Dominion Theatre.

Asked By: Keith Hill Date: created: Mar 22 2023

Which two actors played Danny and Sandy in the musical film Grease

Answered By: Ronald Morgan Date: created: Mar 25 2023

The cast of ‘Grease’: Where are they now? Credit: Everett Collection Since its release in June of 1978, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical has remained an enduring fixture of pop culture. The highest-grossing movie of the year, it also produced one of the best-selling albums of all time; a 1982 sequel starring and Maxwell Caulfield; a live television event, ; and the upcoming Paramount+ spin-offs and Summer Lovin’,

  1. The story of high school sweethearts Danny Zuko () and Sandy Olsson () is a quintessential tale of teenage devotion set against the musical backdrop of the 1950s.
  2. After a whirlwind fling of “Summer Nights,” the pair assumes their time together is over, and that Sandy must return to Australia with her parents.

But, when her family decides to stay in America, Sandy is enrolled in Rydell High alongside Danny, who tries to play it cool in front of his gang of greaser friends — the T-Birds — causing friction between them. She quickly falls in with her own clique — the Pink Ladies —and the two groups dance and sing their way through the ups and downs of adolescent love. Credit: Everett Collection; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Before he donned Danny Zuko’s leather jacket, John Travolta was already a bona fide star thanks to his roles as Vinnie Barbarino on, Billy Nolan in (1976), and Tony Manero in (1977) — for which he received his first Academy Award nomination.

  • Following the juggernaut success of the film, Travolta’s next hit came with 1980’s, but then a string of disappointments followed, and the actor’s career hit a slump throughout the following decade.
  • In 1989, however, things began to turn around with the success of Look Who’s Talking, costarring Kirstie Alley, but it was 1994’s, directed by, that truly sparked his career resurgence, earning him his second Oscar nomination in the process.

He has gone on to star in several hit films since, including (1995), (1997), and (1998), as well as a return to movie musicals with his performance as Edna Turnblad in the 2007 remake of, In 2012, Travolta reunited with Olivia Newton-John for their holiday album This Christmas, and, in 2016, he received his first Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Robert Shapiro in FX’s, Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Already a when she was cast as good-girl-gone-bad Sandy, Olivia Newton-John’s career rose to greater heights after the movie became the biggest box office hit of 1978. Thanks to her soundtrack contributions “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights,” she became the second woman to have two singles in the Billboard top five at the same time.

  • In addition to the box office and Billboard success brought on by the musical, her performance in Grease also landed her a Golden Globe nomination.
  • Inspired by her climactic transformation into “Bad Sandy,” Newton-John revamped her sound and image for her next album, Totally Hot, to add more of a Pink Ladies edge.

Her big screen follow-up, Xanadu — costarring — was a critical and commercial failure, but produced a hit soundtrack and a slew of top 20 singles, including “Magic,” which spent five weeks at No.1 on the charts. The movie musical was also where she met her first husband, Matt Lattanzi, and in 1986 gave birth to their daughter, Chloe Rose.

  • In 1981, she released Physical, the biggest album of her career.
  • The risqué title track ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, and its tongue-in-cheek, aerobics-inspired music video became an MTV staple.
  • She went on to record 15 more studio albums, achieving a career total of 26, and selling over 100 million units worldwide.

In 1992, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and became a tireless advocate for cancer research throughout the rest of her life, founding the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Australia. In addition, she was “hopelessly devoted” to philanthropic works, including a stint as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic By the time she was cast as high school bad girl Rizzo, had already amassed an impressive list of stage and screen credits, including a starring turn opposite and in ‘ The Fortune (1975). After two brief attempts at sitcom stardom in the early-1980s, Channing re-teamed with Nicholson and Nichols (as well as ) for the film Heartburn, based on ‘s best-selling novel.

She continued to work onstage as well, eventually earning a Tony award for Best Actress in a Play for Peter Nichol’s A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and nominations for her work in The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The Lion in Winter, Pal Joey (for Best Actress in a Musical), and Other Dessert Cities,

In 1993, she reprised the role of Louisa “Ouisa” Kittredge for the film version of Six Degrees and received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance. She worked steadily through the ’90s before joining the cast of the celebrated drama in 1999 — which brought her six Emmy nominations and one win. Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage Kenickie, the T-Birds second-in-command, was brought to the screen by Jeff Conaway. Like his costar John Travolta, Conaway appeared in the original cast of Grease on Broadway, serving as an understudy for several of the roles, eventually taking over the part of Danny Zuko.

  • He followed his time on the Great White Way with guest star turns on a number of television shows before joining the cast of the Grease film and becoming a series regular on the sitcom,
  • After three seasons on Taxi, and two Golden Globe nominations, Conaway left the hit show due to both creative differences with the producers and his struggles with drug abuse on set.

Throughout the rest of the ’80s and early-’90s, he primarily worked in guest spots on TV, and small supporting roles in films, until he booked the role of Zack Allan on from 1994 to 1999. Things took a dark turn in the mid-2000s when Conaway relapsed from substance abuse and turned up on reality TV as a star of the VH1 shows Celebrity Fit Club and Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Bobby Bank/Getty Images, born Edith Bernstein, is the only cast member to appear in all three screen adaptations of Grease, having also appeared in 1982’s Grease 2, and Fox’s Grease: Live! (2016). After her turn as beauty school dropout Frenchy in the original 1978 film, she went on to star in television shows like The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Benson, and the PBS series Shining Time Station — alongside, and, later, George Carlin.

  • Conn has appeared on series such as,, and,
  • She competed on the hit British series Dancing on Ice in 2019, but was eliminated in week four.
  • After her son David was diagnosed with autism at an early age, she has become an outspoken advocate for autism awareness, and, in 2008, she was named the National Celebrity Spokesperson for Autism Speaks.

She has been married to her second husband, David Shire, since 1982. Advertisement Advertisement Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Albert L. Ortega/WireImage The daughter of screenwriter Arnold Manoff, and Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress/director Lee Grant, Dinah Manoff played Marty Maraschino, the Pink Ladies’ biggest flirt. Following the success of Grease, and a yearlong stint on the ABC sitcom Soap in 1978, she went on to win a Tony award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play in 1980 for Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures,

  1. She stayed busy for the rest of the ’80s, starring in the film version of the play, as well as parts in Ordinary People (1980) and the horror movie (1988).
  2. In 1988, she booked the lead role of Carol Weston in the hit NBC spin-off of, Empty Nest.
  3. She costarred on the sitcom alongside Richard Mulligan and Kristy McNichol, and was featured in every episode of its seven-season run.
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Manoff has three children with her second husband, Arthur Mortell. After her oldest son, Dashiell, tragically died in a car accident in 2017, she began teaching acting at the Purdy Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Wash., as a way to deal with her grief. Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Bobby Bank/Getty Images Frenchy’s troublemaking boyfriend Doody was portrayed by Barry Pearl, who performed in the first national tour of Grease prior to joining the cast of the film. In the years since, he has built a long list of guest star credits on TV shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents,,, and Even Stevens. Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Bobby Bank/Getty Images Kelly Ward brought the youngest member of the T-Birds, Putzie, to life in a role specifically created for the film. Grease wasn’t his first time working with costar John Travolta, as the two worked together on 1976’s made-for-television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,

Five years later, after a handful of TV appearances in shows like,, and Magnum, P.I., Ward retired from acting on-camera. He has gone on to become a voice director for Disney Television Animation, and a screenwriter for numerous cartoons, including the feature film All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996). From 1992 to 1996, he served as Vice President of Animation at MGM studios, and spent 23 years as an adjunct musical theater professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts.

Advertisement Credit: CBS via Getty Images; Tara Ziemba/Getty Images Jan, the nerdy, junk food-loving member of the Pink Ladies was played by Jamie Donnelly, who originated the part on Broadway, and was the only cast member to play the same role in both the stage musical and the film.

Prior to Grease, she also starred in the premiere New York and Los Angeles productions of The Rocky Horror Show alongside Tim Curry. After the success of the movie, Donnelly took an almost 20-year break from acting, working as a theatrical coach in the Los Angeles area. She returned to the profession in the late-’90s and has appeared on television in series like,, and, as well as the feature films Cyrus (2010) with and (2015) with,

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Asked By: Cole Parker Date: created: Mar 26 2024

Who has played Sandy in Grease Broadway

Answered By: Luke Gonzalez Date: created: Mar 27 2024

Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas Take Us Back to a Time When Grease Wasn’t Necessarily the Word The musical’s original Danny and Sandy talk about the iconic show’s early days as the 50th anniversary of its Broadway premiere approaches. Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas starred as Danny and Sandy in the original Broadway cast of Grease, As Grease celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Broadway premiere on Valentine’s Day, it’s worth remembering the musical’s earliest days, before it became such a phenomenon.

First seen in a down-and-dirty production at Chicago’s Kingston Mines Theatre in 1971, Grease ‘s 1972 New York premiere at the Eden Theatre on Second Avenue wasn’t particularly auspicious. The authors had no previous Broadway writing credits, the cast was unknown, the director had no Broadway experience, and the producers had previously produced only a single Broadway play.

The raunchy Chicago version had been significantly revised for its Manhattan debut. Initial reviews were mixed, with Clive Barnes writing in the New York Times that, “The music is the loud and raucous noise of its time. It is meant to be funnier than it is.” Also writing for the Times, Walter Kerr was more generous, saying Grease was “a mostly agreeable musical about the very last moment in time when boys submitted to haircuts.” But it wasn’t an immediate smash, with producer Kenneth Waissman suing Variety at one point for writing that the show was playing to only 30 percent capacity in its early days, when he said it was doing a not exactly stellar 60 percent.

  1. Yet Grease found its fan base, and by the time it closed after an eight-year run, it was the longest-running Broadway show in Broadway history (for a time).
  2. The 1978 film was a smash, the No.1 film of the year, surpassing the runner-up, Animal House, by some $40 million in box office grosses.
  3. The film’s soundtrack album was number one on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks.

Speaking just a few weeks before Grease ‘s Broadway anniversary, the original Sandy and Danny— Carole Demas and Barry Bostwick — recalled the stage origins of the now-classic musical. Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas as they appeared at the 40th Anniversary celebration of Grease in 2011. (© Tristan Fuge) This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity. What do you remember about the overall approach to portraying the 1950s in Grease ? Barry Bostwick: The take was we tried to be as reverential and true to what the period was.

  1. But we also knew that it was an entertainment.
  2. So it had to be slightly larger than life.
  3. We would take gestures and phrases and explode them a bit.
  4. Carole Demas: It felt very genuine to me.
  5. One of the things I remember, just in terms of the craft of theater, was that Tom Moore, who was miraculous, had to balance between creating a show that would be acceptable to families, to the matinee crowd, and still manage to keep the grit, the actual reality of these people.

I think the reason that it works so well was that every single one of us was so totally invested in the reality of our character, that you sat there and you laughed, but you also cried. You felt that teen angst. Barry: We were all products of the late ’50s.

So we had in our memory banks the sound and the feelings of what those songs did to our emotional lives, and how they were the soundtrack for our high school memories. I don’t think that we were quite as rough, and really over the top with the music, as the play progressed over the years. It just got sillier and wider and bigger and more caricature-y.

I think that we were still somewhat playing the real characters. Even though we were too old to be playing them, I think there was an honesty to the piece that over the years has lost its teeth. The original Broadway cast of Grease, Were there a lot of changes happening with the material while you were in rehearsal in New York? Carole: It was difficult for Jim and Warren to give up some of that grit. Because it was the core of it all for them.

  1. Tom Moore had a vision, and a good sense about what would work on Broadway, what would be acceptable to an audience.
  2. He wasn’t trying to whitewash it.
  3. My perception of what I saw going on was that he didn’t want to lose that basic, tough core of these kids, and the pain, a lot of them were in.
  4. But he didn’t want the language to shock or stun in a way that that turned people off.

Yet Jim and Warren knew that that was the truth. Barry: It was like a typical musical that we all had been involved in; most of us had tried to get into a production of Hair or other rock musicals at the time. I think we added an energy. That was irreplaceable.

But I don’t think we added a lot of content. Grease was not immediately greeted with raves, and it was not selling out early on. Do you remember when it turned into a hit? Barry: It was a slow grind. It was very similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, It was discovered by people who would come back again and again or bring other people.

I just remember opening night. My father came to New York from California. And I think on the way home to our loft down on the Bowery, he said, “You better start looking for a new job.” Because he didn’t he didn’t think it was any good. I certainly over the years made him eat his words on that.

  • Carole: All of us remember opening night at Sardi’s when two reviews came through, and neither of them was very good.
  • They didn’t get it.
  • I think critics didn’t know quite what to do with it.
  • When we moved to the Broadhurst, a writer named Harris Green wrote a with a picture of Barry and me at the drive-in about Grease, which said a lot of things that were very positive.

He really got it in a way that it wasn’t quite viewed early on. Recent versions of the show no longer include the songs “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” and “All Choked Up.” How did those work in the show? Carole: “Drive-In Movie” was a tour de force for Barry.

  1. He sat there, you know, on that car heartbroken.
  2. But I think a lot about whether it worked or not depending on who was playing Danny and how it was delivered.
  3. Barry: “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” was replaced by “Sandy,” the song in the film.
  4. I think it’s because it was so specific and tongue-in-cheek, a takeoff on a particular genre of song of the time.

It might have been too much of an inside joke. I think I understand why it wasn’t in the movie, because they needed to give John a real moment of stardom, of sexiness, of anguish. Carole: “All Choked Up” really was a story song, explaining, from Danny’s point of view primarily, how he how he felt about seeing Sandy pull this off, and Sandy standing her ground and telling him off.

A lot of people had a great time with that. Barry: I never liked “All Choked Up.” I think I wish they had written “You’re the One That I Want.” I found it a struggle. I just didn’t think it was powerful enough for that moment for her to come in make and make that change. I was trying to pull every stop I could to make it interesting, and I think get beyond what I felt the song lacked.

Can people enjoy Grease the same way they did 50 years ago? Barry: I would love to see it onstage with real teenagers that had talent. Even the version on television didn’t have that naïveté and bravado that I think we tried to bring to it. Carole: I don’t love when the whole thing becomes very cotton candy, bubble gum really, because it seems to take away some of the significance of the show for me, just becomes a lot of fluff.

You can see how it lends itself to that. But one of the things I talk about with the kids that I work with sometimes is that these kids feel all the things you feel, but they aren’t exactly you because they don’t, they didn’t have what you have. Barry: I don’t know if you can do that because high school kids today don’t have that kind of innocence and complexity of simple emotions.

But that’s just my theory. Carole: A teenager’s a teenager, even in this world of social media and whatever, where they’re walking around, bumping into each other looking at their phones. They still want to wear the right thing and say the right thing.

Who was the original Sandy in Grease on Broadway?

News Keeling and Spencer Are Danny and Sandy in Broadway’s Grease Beginning July 22 Finalists Ashley Spencer and Derek Keeling of the reality TV audition series ” Grease : You’re the One That I Want” are the new Sandy and Danny of Broadway’s Grease beginning July 22. Ashley Spencer and Derek Keeling Keeling and Spencer succeed, respectively, Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, who played their final performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre July 20. Osnes and Crumm were winners in the 2007 televised competition that sought to cast the new Broadway revival of Grease,

  • Spencer placed second.
  • Eeling was a finalist.
  • Eeling was most recently seen in the West Coast premiere of All Shook Up and also played Danny Zuko in a national tour of Grease,
  • Spencer was recently on Broadway playing Amber von Tussle in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray,
  • The current cast of Grease, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, includes Janine DiVita as Rizzo, Ryan Patrick Binder as Doody, Susan Blommaert as Miss Lynch, Will Blum as Roger, Jeb Brown as Vince, Allison Fischer as Patty, Robyn Hurder as Marty, Lindsay Mendez as Jan, Jose Restrepo as Sonny, Matthew Saldivar as Kenickie, Jamison Scott as Eugene, Kirsten Wyatt as Frenchy and “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel.

The ensemble comprises Josh Franklin, Natalie Hill, Matthew Hydzik, Keven Quillon, Allie Schultz, Brian Sears, Christina Sivrich, Amber Stone and Anna Aimee White. “After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski (Osnes), the new girl in town,” Grease press notes state, “Danny Zuko’s (Max Crumm) world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school.

What follows is a rock ‘n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, cruisin’ with friends and goin’ steady.” Grease features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Brian Ronan. Grease features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

The new production also boasts songs from the hit 1978 film, which co-starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Among the film songs heard in the Broadway revival are “Sandy,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease” and “You’re the One That I Want.” The new cast recording of Grease is available on the Masterworks Broadway label.

  1. After playing an Off-Broadway engagement at the Eden Theatre, Grease debuted on Broadway in June 1972 at the Broadhurst with a cast that included Barry Bostwick (Danny), Carole Demas (Sandy) and Adrienne Barbeau (Rizzo).
  2. The musical closed in April 1980, after playing 20 previews and 3,388 performances.

The 1994 revival cast Rosie O’Donnell in the role of Rizzo. Grease is produced on Broadway by Paul Nicholas and David Ian, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Terry Allen Kramer by arrangement with Robert Stigwood. Tickets for Grease, priced $71.50-$121.50, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting

Are Sandy and Danny together in real life?

Newton-John and Travolta kissed at a “Grease” party that year. – Newton-John and Travolta at a Paramount party. Brad Elterman/Getty Images While attending a party for “Grease” at Paramount Studios the year of the film’s premiere, the actors gave a glimpse of their on-screen chemistry by sharing a kiss. Though the actors stayed in character as Sandy and Danny on set, their romance was limited to the script.

In her autobiography, Newton-John recalls having a mutual “attraction” with Travolta but explains that they were both committed to other people. “The truth is, it never went beyond friendship with John despite the fact that the fans wanted for us to become a couple in real life. We left the making out to Sandy and Danny, but the deep feeling of sisterly love I have for John continues to this day,” she writes, per The Sunday Post,

Decades after they shot the film, Newton-John said “Grease” benefited from the fact that the actors never got together in real life. “I think it kept the tension there and the chemistry. It might have been a real disaster had we decided to date or we had a falling out or something.” she reportedly said on a 2018 episode of Mamamia podcast,

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Did Danny actually love Sandy?

Biography – Danny and Sandy when they first met. Sandy is first seen at the beach with Danny as they begin to fall in love. When Summer finally came to an end, Sandy goes back to Australia and frets that they will presumbly never see each other again. However, Danny tells her that their love is just the beginning.

Sandy decides to enroll at Rydell High School after her parents decided to stay in America. On the first day of school, she and Danny tell their friends about their romance along with the song, Summer Nights, Rizzo decides to have to two reunite, but Danny remains being a bad-boy in front of his friends, which makes Sandy really upset.

Frenchy threw a pajama party for the girls and Sandy ends up being ill from trying a cigarette and drinking alcohol. Sandy’s new look Danny eventually reunites with Sandy after he turns to Coach Calhoun to get into sports to become a runner. That night, at the school dance, Danny and Sandy come together during the school dance, but Danny and Cha-Cha perform together and win the dance-off, to which Danny tries to cheer Sandy up by taking her to a drive-in theater. Sandy and Danny at the end of the film On the last day of school, while the class celebrate their graduation at the fair on the school grounds, Sandy appears with a new look and Danny is shocked to see her like this. The two finally admit that they love each other and reconcile along with the song, You’re the One That I Want,

Did Danny really love Sandy?

Grease – Summer Nights During the summer of 1958, teenager Danny Zuko meets Sandy Olsson at the beach and fall in love. When the summer comes to an end, Sandy, who is going back to Australia, frets that they may never see each other again, but Danny tells her that their love is “only the beginning.” Afterward, the film moves to the start of the new school year at Rydell High School.

  1. After her parents decide to move to America, Sandy enrolls at Rydell and Frenchy befriends her.
  2. Oblivious to each other’s presence at school, Danny and Sandy tell their respective groups the accounts of events during the pair’s brief romance ( Summer Nights ).
  3. Upon learning Danny Zuko was Sandy’s summertime sweetheart, Rizzo arranged for the two to reunite, but Danny was under pressure to maintain his bad-boy attitude in front of his buddies, upsetting Sandy.

She runs away and cries. Frenchy decides to cheer Sandy up by having her join her and the girls at a pajama party at her house, but Sandy fell ill from trying a cigarette and having a sip of imported dessert wine. To top it off, she got one of her ears pierced by Frenchy, saw the blood, and throws up.

  • After the T-Birds arrived outside of Frenchy’s house, they left with Rizzo, Sandy reflected on her feelings for Danny ( Hopelessly Devoted to You ).
  • Some time later, at the Frosty Palace, Danny tried to apologize: “It was me, but it wasn’t me.” She rebuffed him – she was with Tom Chisum, one of the jocks whom Sandy describes as “a simple person.” Danny remarks: “Too bad his brains are in his biceps.” Danny also denies jealousy, and says he can “run circles around those jerks.” Sandy answers: “I’ll believe that when I see it.” Seeing that Sandy likes jocks, Danny asks Coach Calhoun to help him with athletics and becomes a runner.

He saw Sandy with Tom, and picked up speed jumping the hurdles, but he overdid it and took a header when jumping over a hurdle. She came running to him to see if he was all right, showing she still cared for him. He half-heartedly gave her the `silent treatment’, but she tricked him into talking, finally, and they decided to have another chance at being together.

They attempted to go on a date at the Frosty Palace, but the Pink Ladies and T-Birds crashed it. After leaving, Rizzo and Kenickie have a fight. The school dance arrived, broadcasted live on national television, with DJ Vince Fontaine and Johnny Casino & The Gamblers. Danny and Sandy arrive together. During the dance contest, Sonny grabs Sandy and takes her away from Danny.

Cha-Cha grabs Danny’s arms and they danced together to Hand Jive, Sandy left, and Danny and Cha-Cha won the dance-off. Later, Danny tried to make it up to Sandy by taking her to a drive-in, She went to be with him and watch the movie, and Danny gives Sandy his ring.

He asked her to go steady, she said yes, and declared that he truly respected her. Afterward, Danny tried to make out with Sandy, but she slammed the door on him, threw his ring in his face and ran off. Danny was heartbroken ( Sandy ), and believed the two of them belonged together. Sandy knew Rizzo looked down on her for being “too pure,” but that didn’t stop her from offering to help when it was rumored that Rizzo was “knocked up.” Rizzo initially balked at the offer, stating that she could take care of herself, and anybody else that came her way.

Saddened, Sandy was about to leave, when Rizzo called to her, and sincerely thanked her. The Thunder Road race arrived, Sandy watches from afar, and after Danny won, she concluded she still loved him, but came to believe her goody-two-shoes image didn’t sit well in America ( Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (reprise),

  • She asks Frenchy to help her.
  • Some time later, on the last day of school, the class celebrated their graduation at the carnival on the school grounds.
  • Danny had become a jock and is wearing a letterman sweater, but was shocked when Sandy appeared dressed in a black leather jacket, an off-the-shoulder top, black pants and belt, red high heels, her hair teased, make-up, and hoop earrings.

In song, the two admitted they loved each other ( You’re The One That I Want ). The film ended with Danny and Sandy departing in the totally tricked-out Greased Lightning car together, with Sandy waving goodbye to their friends ( We Go Together ).

Why does Sandy have an accent in Grease?

For Newton-John, it was like ‘reliving my teenage years at a school I’d never been to.’ The role of Sandy had been changed from an all-American girl to an Australian exchange student to accommodate Newton-John’s accent.

Who plays Sandy in Grease the Musical 2023?

London News Cast Announced for West End Revival of Grease at London’s Dominion Nikolai Foster will direct with choreography by Arlene Phillips. Olivia Moore as Sandy and Dan Partridge as Danny Hugo Glendinning The summer-loving Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko return to the stage this spring when Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey ‘s classic musical Grease is revived at London’s Dominion Theatre with new staging and choreography. Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine Hugo Glendinning Singer Peter Andre will make his West End debut as Vince Fontaine at certain performances, while Darren Bennett ( Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ) will play Fontaine at the other performances. Bennett will also play Officer Mailie.

The ensemble includes Jack Harrison-Cooper, Pearce Barron, Rishard-Kyro Nelson, Ellie Kingdon, Remi Ferdinand, Kalisha Johnson, Imogen Bailey, Kevin O’Dwyer, and Carly Miles. Further casting will be announced. Lead producer Colin Ingram previously said the production will be “grittier” than usual, adding, “All the familiar songs from the film are included, plus some of the songs and script from the very first production which will be new to audiences.” The revival will feature sets and costume design by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell, and casting by David Grindrod,

With a book and score by Jacobs and Casey, Grease features such tunes as “We Go Together,” “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Beauty School Dropout,” and “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” Grease originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony nominations including one for Best Musical.

  1. The 1978 film adaptation, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is the fourth highest-grossing musical film of all time.
  2. The most recent Broadway revival of Grease —starring former TV reality winners Max Crumm and Laura Osnes—opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in August 2007.
  3. A 2016 live broadcast on Fox featured Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit.

The upcoming revival is produced by Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, Playing Field, Gavin Kalin, and Curve.0 of

How much do Theatre actors get paid in London?

It makes sure that actors are paid a fair wage and again the salary minimum is dependent on the size of the theatre. As already stated, rates start at £712 for performing eight shows weekly in an 1100-seat theatre, but you can also get extra money for understudying.

Did John Travolta actually sing in Grease?

We all have fond memories of Danny Zuko prancing around the hit 1978 film Grease, But now that 40 years have gone by, fans are dying to know: Did John Travolta really sing in the movie? The answer? Yes. John, now 64, sang alongside Olivia Newton-John and the rest of the cast in the iconic blockbuster.

However, he wasn’t always supposed to sing “Greased Lightnin’.” According to a recent article written by Variety, John stole the part from one of his co-stars. The solo was supposed to go to Jeff Conaway (who played Kenickie), but it ultimately went to John. “I wanted the number,” John admitted. “And because I had clout, I could get the number.” During the film, John also sang songs including “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Sandy,” and “We Got Together,” which is interesting since his role almost went to Happy Days star Henry Winkler,

We wonder if Henry would have sung as well as John did. In 2007, we got to see John sing again as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, We’re sure John would be open to a reunion since he made a reference to Grease at the 2017 Grammy Awards while introducing country pair Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, BOGO Never Felt So Good Whether you’re looking to sleep better, have less anxiety, get pain relief or simply unwind the mind, these award-winning CBD Gummies from Sky Wellness do just the trick! Available in a variety of flavors, don’t miss this special BOGO offer. Learn more at

    Who turned down role in Grease?

    Henry Winkler missed out on some serious greased lightning in a bottle. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace that aired over the weekend, the 77-year-old actor said he was offered the role of Danny Zuko in 1978’s musical film Grease, which would go on to help cement John Travolta ‘s icon status in Hollywood.

    According to Winkler, he turned down the role despite having a bit of a dry spell in his own career at the time — for fear of being “typecast,” as he felt the character was too close to that of his Happy Days character, Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli. “I literally thought, ‘Am I ever gonna find anything with as much impact as the Fonz? How will I know? Will anybody ever ask me? I’m not getting any offers,’ ” Winkler recalled.

    After Winkler said he was offered the role of T-Birds leader Danny, Wallace, 75, asked his guest, “Are you a damn fool?” — to which the actor replied, “Yes. I am.” Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories.

    At the time, Winkler — who starred on Happy Days throughout its decade-long run, from 1974 to 1984 — thought, ” ‘I’ve played the Fonz, I don’t wanna do it again, it has already happened. I’m already typecast.’ ” “I should’ve just shut up and had a really good time making that movie,” he said, joking, “Now, I go home, I say no, and I have a Diet Coke.

    John Travolta goes home, and has done the movie, and buys a plane.” Grease casting director Joel Thurm tells PEOPLE that while Winkler was never officially offered the role of Danny, he may have been been talked about — but Paramount Pictures agreed to distribute the film only due to Travolta’s casting.

    • The musical teen film has become a cultural phenomenon since it hit theaters, inspiring many a reunion, theatrical re-releases and more.
    • The popularity of the movie and stage show also inspired a a live television production back in 2016.
    • Travolta, 68, penned a heartfelt tribute to his onscreen love interest Olivia Newton-John, who played co-lead Sandy Olsson in the film, after her death in August at age 73,

    “Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John !” Travolta captioned his social-media post, in part. Henry Winkler as the Fonz on Happy Days circa 1977. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Despite missing out on Danny, Winkler has led a prolific career of his own in the 40-plus years since Grease premiered, post- Happy Days,

    He has been nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards and nine Primetime Emmy Awards, winning a latter accolade in 2018 for his role in Barry, With his first acting credits dating back to 1964, Winkler said during the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live pre-show at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards back in September that it’s funny to see his fans’ age by what they recognize him by.

    ” Happy Days, Scream, Waterboy, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development and now Barry,” he said, listing a few of his hit shows and movies. As for how he was feeling at the time, “I am relaxed,” Winkler said. “I can take it in, I’m not so worried.”

    Why didn’t John Travolta do Grease 2?

    Grease 2 had lots of returning characters from the original, so why didn’t Olivia Newton-John or John Travolta reprise their roles as Danny and Sandy? Here’s why Grease ‘s main characters Sandy and Danny didn’t return for Grease 2, The 1982 sequel, directed by Patricia Birch (who had been a choreographer on the first movie) was rushed into production on the back of the original 1950s-set musical ‘s success, but a chequered production story meant it was far from a perfect vision for a sequel.

    • And while several original characters did return, the biggest names – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were nowhere to be seen.
    • Grease 2 may well have a claim to be one of the most underrated movie sequels of the 1980s, with some songs that rival even the musical numbers of Grease itself.
    • Following newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield as a second-generation Pink Lady and the English exchange student (and Sandy’s cousin) who falls for her, despite their differences, it’s very much a redo of the original’s star-crossed lover story.

    The fact that the two Grease films are so similar is partly why the sequel is so heavily criticized, but the idea of redoing the story with new players is far from unprecedented and if the original plan to have Danny and Sandy return, it might have been forgiven. Grease 2 included no fewer than seven returning characters from the original (with five additional background actors also returning in new roles). Most notably, Didi Conn’s Frenchy returned (but disappeared halfway through the film), and four Rydell High teachers – including Principal McGee and Coach Calhoun – came back.

    • Eddie Deezen’s geeky Eugene Felsnick also returned and so too did Dennis C.
    • Stewart’s Leo Balmudo ( otherwise known as Crater-Face), the leader of the T-Bird’s rival gang.
    • With all of those characters returning, it would have made sense that the leads would return for a fan-service cameo, particularly as the first plan for a sequel, called Summer School would have reunited the entire cast, had Paramount not passed.

    Grease 2 director Birch wanted Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta to return for a cameo in the original ending, where they would be seen running a gas station. Olivia Newton-John has confirmed they were approached, while also confirming she didn’t think much of the final product.

    Why they didn’t appear is down to the change of plans: the cameo intended to bring them back never made it beyond the conception stage. Unfortunately for Birch, while John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John met with the studio to talk about returning, the pair weren’t pursued further after that initial conference.

    Rather than reappearing for the sequel, Travolta went quiet for two years from 1981 after the underrated Blow Out while Newton-John was in the midst of releasing her twelfth album, “Physical” as Grease 2 was filming in the fall of that year. Neither was too busy, particularly, but it seems the plan for their tiny role simply wasn’t right.

    Who was Sandy in Grease 2?

    Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock “Grease 2” — the sequel no one asked for and no one wanted. In 1982 the world was hit with the unnecessary follow-up to 1978’s “Grease” in what can be regarded as one of the biggest flops of all time. The sequel was famously (and thankfully) without Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta), but it did feature some “Grease” cast members reprising their roles from four years earlier.

    • Frenchy (Didi Conn), Principal McGee (Eve Arden), Eugene (Eddie Deezen), Craterface (Dennis C.
    • Stewart), Coach Vince Calhoun (Sid Caesar), and Secretary Blanche Hodel (Dody Goodman) all showed up for round two, and may or may not have regretted it.
    • The movie was critically-panned, with a 35% critic score and a 53% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes,

    In the sequel, the tables were turned as lead Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tired of the T-Bird boys and finds love in an English exchange student, played by Maxwell Caulfield. “Grease 2” had none of the charm or heart of its predecessor and is just a very blah sequel.

    Asked By: Adrian Martinez Date: created: Apr 23 2023

    Did Debbie Gibson play Sandy in Grease

    Answered By: Roger Morris Date: created: Apr 23 2023

    Theater – Gibson debuted on Broadway in 1992, playing Eponine in Les Misérables, She then went to London and starred as Sandy in Grease —a role for which 800 other people tried out before producers chose Gibson—in a West End production. The show broke box office sales records.

    The single version of ” You’re the One That I Want “, a duet with Craig McLachlan, taken from the original cast recording, reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart in 1993. After returning to the United States, she appeared in the Broadway touring production, this time playing Rizzo. She played Fanny Brice in a revamped Funny Girl tour.

    She has had many successful theatre credits; she was among the many actresses who took the starring role of Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, She replaced Kerry Butler in September 1997 and was in the show until June 1998, when Kim Huber then succeeded her.

    1. She also starred in the critically lauded production of Gypsy (in a production staged at the Paper Mill Playhouse ).
    2. Gibson starred as Louise opposite Broadway legend Betty Buckley,
    3. She participated in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where she played the Narrator, and starred as Cinderella in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein ‘s musical with Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother.

    In October 2002, she starred as Velma Kelly in the Boston production of Chicago, In 2003, she played Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret, From March to April 2004, she played the role of Marta in the UCLA Reprise! production of Company, Gibson starred as Anna Leonowens in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I, which began October 17, 2008, in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and ran through October 26.

    How old was Sandy when she played in Grease?

    ‘Grease’ Casting Director Reacts to Criticism the Actors Were Too Old: ‘It’s a Fantasy’

    • The casting director behind says the movie was “better for” its use of adult actors playing high schoolers.
    • In a new oral history of the classic 1978 movie musical published by on Wednesday, casting director Joel Thurm pointed out that Grease “is not a documentary” as he referenced the common criticism that none of the film’s cast members were actual teenagers at the time of filming.
    • “People might say the cast is too old, but Grease is not a documentary; it’s a fantasy,” Thurm said in the oral history, which covers how the original Chicago-based stage musical was adapted for the big screen.

    “It is a non-PC fairytale that is better for the cast not being teens,” Thurm added. “The only thing that was important was that the cast all looked about the same age as each other, which they did.”, who starred as Danny Zuko in Grease, famously stood out as younger than much of the rest of Grease ‘s principal cast during filming in summer 1977 at age 23.

    1. The late, who costarred as Sandy, was 29 at the time Grease was filmed;, who played Rizzo, was the principal cast’s oldest member at 33 during filming, according to a 2016 article about the production.
    2. In The Guardian ‘s oral history, casting director Thurm added that “there wasn’t a question in my mind” that Grease would prove popular after its release in 1978.
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    “The critics didn’t matter, since they forgot that audiences go to movies to have fun,” he told the outlet. “The timing was right as we were having a 50s revival with Happy Days on TV and the music put the album on the charts for a decade.” Following Newton-John’s in August 2022, Thurm recalled to PEOPLE that casting the star as Sandy was “very simple,” though the actress about taking the role.

    • Olivia Newton-John and Didi Conn in Grease (1978).
    • Paramount/Rso/Kobal/Shutterstock “John was already pre-set, and John asked me, ‘What do you think of Olivia?’ I said, ‘She’s wonderful.’ He said, ‘What do you think of her for Sandy? That’s a great idea.’ And once John said that, and that’s who John wanted, I stopped anything else,” he said at the time, later explaining that Newton-John “didn’t jump at the offer.” “She said, ‘Okay, I want to see a screen test with John and myself and then I’ll let you know if I want to do it,’ ” he recalled.

    Thurm confessed this was a first for him, telling PEOPLE: “I think I’ve never heard of a case where an actor being offered a role said, ‘I want to see me before I say yes.’ But that’s how smart she was.” : ‘Grease’ Casting Director Reacts to Criticism the Actors Were Too Old: ‘It’s a Fantasy’

    Does Frenchy sing in Grease the musical?

    ‘Grease: Live’ to feature new song, lyric changes, film cast Finally, Frenchy gets a solo. A new song has been written for Carly Rae Jepsen’s doomed beauty school dropout Frenchy in Fox’s upcoming telecast of Grease: Live, The announcement was made during the Grease: Live panel during the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena on Friday.

    1. In the 1971 Broadway musical, all of the Pink Ladies have their own song except Frenchy.
    2. Instead, she gets to have a song sung about her — “Beauty School Dropout,” which is arguably one of theater’s best songs about encouraging someone to abandon their dreams.
    3. Frenchy’s new song is penned by music supervisor Tom Kitt and Brian Yorker, the composers behind If/Then and Next to Normal,

    The Frenchy news continues: Didi Conn, who played the role in the film, will appear in Grease: Live as a waitress, alongside fellow co-star Barry Pearl, who played Doody in the 1978 movie. Some other (magic) changes are afoot for Grease: Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolin have updated the script for the live telecast.

    • The lyrics have been mildly softened—so don’t worry about your child hearing Danny Zuko say “the chicks will cream” on live television.
    • We’re working really hard to get those lyrics out of our heads,” said Aaron Tveit, who plays the leading T-Bird.
    • Hopefully it doesn’t slip out.” Stage director Thomas Kail ( Hamilton ) tells EW the show will feature a flashback bookend structure wherein Jessie J will kick off the telecast with a performance of the title song, decidedly set in 2016, before the audience is transported back to the late ‘50s.

    How the telecast ends is still undetermined, flying car included. The cast of Grease: Live includes Tveit, Jepsen, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carlos Penavega, Kether Donahue, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, David Del Rio, Ana Gasteyer, Mario Lopez, Boyz II Men, and Joe Jonas.

    Where is Rydell high in Grease supposed to be?

    ‘Grease’s’ Rydell High, inspired by Radnor High School, is getting an HBO Max series The world of classic romantic musical comedy Grease, which was inspired in part by a Philadelphia-area high school, is heading to the small screen more than 40 years after the movie’s debut.

    Musical series Grease: Rydell High will hit the forthcoming streaming service HBO Max when it launches next year, the company announced this week. Details are scant, but the show “reimagines” the original with “big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs.” “This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock’n’roll musical,” HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey said.

    “It’s Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy, and excitement.” Released in June 1978, Grease tells the story of Rydell High seniors Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) as the pair falls in love in the 1950s. The flick is based on an earlier musical, and features classic tracks like “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights.” Grease takes place in and around Rydell High, which was based in part on Radnor High School in Delaware County, as director Randal Kleiser told the Inquirer in 1998.

    A 1964 Radnor alum, Kleiser claimed that “a lot of the stuff we put in Grease is sort of based” on the school. “I ran the low hurdle, and I put that in where Danny Zuko is running the hurdle and tripped. That happened to me — I was in a race and tripped,” Kleiser said. “And the school colors, I think, are the same as Rydell’s.

    The suburbia feel that you get from Radnor High School is sort of in Grease. The original musical was an urban musical, set in the city.” A drive-in scene in Grease was similarly influenced by Kleiser’s teenage years in the Philadelphia area. At one point, Travolta’s Zuko sings the song “Sandy” on a swing set, which Kleiser said was inspired by the Main Line Drive-In in Devon.

    1. There were these little swings below the screen where kids would go and play before the sun went down,” he said.
    2. That’s where I got the idea of Travolta sitting on the swings and singing.” Despite Radnor High and its surrounding area providing some inspiration, the school didn’t provide a filming location.

    Filmmakers shot the movie thousands of miles away at Venice High School and Huntington Park High School in California. In addition to coming to the streaming world with Grease: Rydell High, Grease ‘s cinematic universe will also be heading back to theaters.

    Why do they sing Sandra Dee in Grease?

    The character in Grease isn’t named Sandra Dee. Her name is Sandy Dumbrowski in the stage version and Sandy Olsson on the movie. Rizzo just nicknames her ‘Sandra Dee’ because her innocent, clean-cut personality resembles the actress’s onscreen persona in the 50s.

    Asked By: Cyrus Parker Date: created: Apr 27 2024

    Who was Sandy in Grease 2

    Answered By: Miguel Thompson Date: created: Apr 28 2024

    Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock “Grease 2” — the sequel no one asked for and no one wanted. In 1982 the world was hit with the unnecessary follow-up to 1978’s “Grease” in what can be regarded as one of the biggest flops of all time. The sequel was famously (and thankfully) without Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta), but it did feature some “Grease” cast members reprising their roles from four years earlier.

    • Frenchy (Didi Conn), Principal McGee (Eve Arden), Eugene (Eddie Deezen), Craterface (Dennis C.
    • Stewart), Coach Vince Calhoun (Sid Caesar), and Secretary Blanche Hodel (Dody Goodman) all showed up for round two, and may or may not have regretted it.
    • The movie was critically-panned, with a 35% critic score and a 53% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes,

    In the sequel, the tables were turned as lead Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tired of the T-Bird boys and finds love in an English exchange student, played by Maxwell Caulfield. “Grease 2” had none of the charm or heart of its predecessor and is just a very blah sequel.

    Asked By: Wallace Adams Date: created: Feb 15 2024

    Did John Travolta sing Sandy in Grease

    Answered By: Alfred Jackson Date: created: Feb 15 2024

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Single by John Travolta
    from the album Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
    Released September 29, 1978
    Length 2 : 31
    Label Midsong International/ Polydor
    • Louis St. Louis
    • Scott Simon
    Producer(s) John Farrar
    John Travolta singles chronology
    ” Summer Nights ” (1978) ” Sandy ” (1978) ” Greased Lightnin’ ” (1978)


    Sandy ” is a song from the 1978 film Grease, written by Louis St. Louis and Screamin’ Scott Simon (of Sha Na Na ), and performed by John Travolta, in character as Danny Zuko. It was released as a single in several countries, giving Travolta a no.2 hit in the UK.