The sequel you never thought you would see on stage is finally making its West End debut. A live concert production of Grease 2 will play at London’s Lyric Theatre for one night only on January 27, 2014. At least one member of the Broadway.com team can hardly wait.
Grease 2, the 1982 movie sequel of Grease, tells the love story of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone and English transfer student Michael Carrington. The musical follows their road to romance from bowling alley to burger joint, sing-a-long-a-sex education class to talent show, and long (and beautifully lit) romantic motorcycle rides to a slightly incongruous luau ending. The staged concert will apparently pay homage to the film’s sheer brilliance and shortcomings, with many surprises along the way.
The concert will feature the songs "Who's That Guy?," "Score Tonight," "Cool Rider," "Girl for All Seasons" and the haunting melody of "Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming)."
Casting is yet to be announced. Can we expect cameos from the movie’s original stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield? For those Rydell High Pink Ladies and T-Birds out there, hope springs eternal.