The cast is now set for Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Grease, the last show of the New Jersey company’s 2013-14 75th Anniversary season. The tuner will star Bring it On’s Taylor Louderman as Sandy Dumbrowski, Bobby Conte Thornton as Danny Zuko, two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus as Doody and former Broadway.com vlogger Telly Leung as Teen Angel. The show will turn on the jukebox beginning May 28 and run through June 29. Opening night is scheduled for June 1.
Additional cast members include Morgan Weed as Betty Rizzo, Shane Donovan as Kenickie and Dana Steingold as Frenchy, as well as Tommy Bracco, Joey Sorge, Donna English, Tess Soltau, Matt Wood, Leela Rothenberg, Eloise Kropp, Tyler Jones, Kat Nejat, Kevin Santos, Gillian Munsayac, Mike Longo and Kate Bailey.
Grease, the popular musical following teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s, opened on Broadway in June 1972 and has since seen two Broadway revivals, along with the celebrated 1978 film adaptation. Directed by Daniel Goldstein, the Paper Mill production has a book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, with additional songs by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis.