The producers of the first new production in 25 years of iconic musical GREASE by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey are delighted to announce that Dan Partridge will reprise the role of Danny, having played the role on the UK tour and in Ireland in 2019.
The hit show is on its way to the Liverpool Empire Theater from November 15-20, 2021.
Georgia Louise will play Sandy, with Paul French as Kenickie and Tendai Rinomhota as Rizzo.
They are joined by Alex Christian as Doody, Josh Barnett as Roger, Inez Budd as Marty, Maeve Byrne as Jan, Marianna Neofitou as Frenchy, Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch and Cristian Zaccarini as Sonny.
Grease is at Empire Liverpool from Monday 15the to Saturday 20e November 2021. Peter Andre will NOT perform on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Also in the cast are Alishia-Marie Blake, Thea Bunting, Kevin O’Dwyer, Laura-Jane Fenney, Jacob Fisher, Elliot Gooch, Dom Hutcheson, Haroun al Jeddal, Kalisha Johnson, Hannah-Faith Marram, Matt Trevorrow and Jacob Young.
They join Peter Andre as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine in some places.
The musical was slated to run in 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the 2021 tour will now begin in Curve, Leicester from July 30-31.
Peter Andre is currently scheduled to perform at some performances in Liverpool.
GREASE opened in Chicago in 1971, then moved to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. Over the series’ eight years at the time, little-known actors such as Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze, and John Travolta all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere dubbing many roles before taking on the role of Danny Zuko at the London premiere in 1973.
The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth-highest-grossing live-action musical of all time and celebrated its 40th birthday.e anniversary this year. The musical features beloved songs including Summer nights, Greased Lightnin ‘, Desperately devoted to you and You are the one i want.
GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with creations by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and the cast of the 2021 tour by Kay Magson CDG, with original tour cast by David Grindrod CDG.
This GREASE production is produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, Playing Field, William Sinclair, Hunter Arnold, Araca and Curve.