It has been confirmed that the musical created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey will play at the London Theatre from the 3rd May 2022.
It has been confirmed that the new production of Grease will open for previews at the Dominion Theatre from May 2022.
Directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the production will also feature designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker and casting by David Grindrod CDG. This production is is produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, Playing Field, Gavin Kalin, and Curve.
Casting for the musical has yet to be announced.
Talking about the news, Colin Ingram said: “This is the first new production of Grease in the West End for 29 years, so we are excited to be bringing this grittier version to the Dominion Theatre. 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. Directed by the brilliant Nikolai Foster and choreographed by the legendary Arlene Phillips, they have done an incredible job of reimagining one of the most popular musicals of all time, to make it feel fresh, entertaining and celebratory – something we all need right now.”
Grease originally opened on Broadway in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. The production has starred many now well known stars including: Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere. The musical was first performed at the Dominion Theatre in 1993 before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in 1996. It returned to the West End, opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2007.
Grease will begin performances at the Dominion Theatre from the 3rd May 2022. To book tickets click here or visit: From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, London Theatre Direct or Love Theatre.com.