In 2014, Rhino UK released on the compilation album Elaine Paige - The Ultimate Collection the out-take "It's Raining on Prom Night" (from the musical Grease) which was originally recorded as part of the Stages album sessions. The sheltered Sandy goes into shock from seeing blood when the Pink Ladies try to pierce her ears, leading them to mock her when she's not in the room (in some revivals, the song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" is placed here, mirroring the film). [7] A 1982 film sequel, Grease 2, included only a few supporting characters from the film and musical. On June 7, 1972, the production moved to the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, and on November 21, it moved to the Royale Theatre there, where it ran until January 27, 1980. That same night, the Burger Palace Boys are busy stealing hubcaps, unaware that the hubcaps are on Kenickie's car, Greased Lightnin'. Roger finally turns up with only a broken antenna as a weapon; in response, the other three proceed to strip Roger of his pants and shoes. Bullens grew up in Massachusetts. Danny is delighted at this change and the couple express their mutual feelings for each other ("All Choked Up" or "You're the One That I Want"). Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar. ‡The character Roger does not appear in the film or television versions. Flashing back to the first day of high school in fall 1958, the Pink Ladies sit in the lunchroom, and the Burger Palace Boys sit at the entrance to the school. The UK tour features Danny Bayne as Danny, Carina Gillespie as Sandy, Ricky Rojas as Kenickie, Kate Somerset How as Rizzo, Derek Andrews as Roger, Laura Wilson as Jan, Richard Vincent as Doody, Lauren Stroud as Frenchy, Josh Dever as Sonny, Lois Urwin as Marty, Darren John as Eugene, Sammy Kelly as Patty, Jason Capewell as Teen Angel/Vince Fontaine, Nancy Hill as Miss Lynch, and Sophie Zucchini as Cha Cha. This new production win a Globe de Cristal Awards in 2009 and moved to Palais des congrès in 2009 and to Le Palace in 2012, after a break in 2011. The opening cast included Ricky Paull Goldin (Danny), Susan Wood (Sandy), Rosie O'Donnell (Rizzo), Sam Harris (Doody), Hunter Foster (Roger), Megan Mullally (Marty), and Billy Porter (Teen Angel). [40], In addition to the removal of "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", and Hopelessly Devoted, the following songs of the School Version have undergone lyric changes:[41], The remainder of the songs have been greatly edited for time, deleting several verses from the original songs.[41]. 2007 Broadway and London revivals and UK tours. In addition to the "R-rated" profanity and deliberate use of shock value, the Chicago version of Grease included an almost entirely different songbook, which was shorter and included multiple references to real Chicago landmarks.[9]. Note*: "Grease Medley" is sung during the final curtain call. The production ended on January 4, 2009 after 31 previews and 554 performances. Watch the video for It's Raining on Prom Night from Me First and the Gimme Gimmes's Are a Drag for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Danny teases Marty for not having a date (recommending Eugene), and the greasers all laugh ("We Go Together"). In addition to Birch, three performers from the stage version carried over to the cast: Jamie Donnelly reprised her role as Jan, John Travolta performed as lead Danny Zuko while Jeff Conaway played Kenickie. This event is typically held near the end of the school year. Bring along a couple of wet wipes to get rid of any excess mud before you hit the dance floor. [3] The show mentions social issues such as teenage pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness and class conflict. Some of these revisions have been incorporated into revivals of the musical (John Farrar, who wrote two of the new songs, is credited alongside Jacobs and Casey for the music in these productions). As the Burger Palace Boys leave, Sandy is heartbroken, but the Pink Ladies cheer her up, by inviting her over to Marty's pajama party. [10] The show was deemed eligible for the 1972 Tony Awards, receiving seven Tony Award nominations. Putzie, a non-singing character, appears in Roger's stead, portrayed by Kelly Ward in the film and David Del Rio in the teleplay. This section is entirely cut from the script and score. The Robert Stigwood Organization adapted Grease into a 1978 feature film, directed by Randal Kleiser and choreographed by Patricia Birch. Also participating the other members of Timbiriche (Diego Schoening, Mariana Garza, Alix Bauer, Paulina Rubio and Erik Rubin), besides other children singers and actors like Eduardo Capetillo, Stephanie Salas, Thalía, Edith Márquez, Lolita Cortés, Hector Suarez Gomis, Usi Velasco and Angélica Ruvalcaba among others. Rizzo responds by saying that she is a better person than others make her out to be and that showing weakness is the worst thing she knows ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do"). It's Raining Blood on Prom Night (one-shot, 2010) Vitruvian Underground (script and colors, art by Craig Cermak II, self-published one-shot, 2011) LP (with Curt Pires, self-published one-shot, 2012) Abstract 3 (with Seth Jacob, self-published one-shot, 2013) The original score includes four songs written for the film adaptation: "Hopelessly Devoted to You", "Sandy", "You're the One That I Want", and the title number. It's raining rain from the skies. In 2017, Grease started touring the UK again, this time starring The Wanted's Tom Parker as Danny Zuko, BBC Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and Strictly Come Dancing's Louisa Lytton. The leads were similarly cast via ITV's Grease Is the Word, with Danny Bayne and Susan McFadden playing Danny and Sandy. Overall, this version is considered to be G-rated. [20], A West End revival opened at the Piccadilly Theatre, London on August 8, 2007, and ran for nearly four years (the longest running show in the Piccadilly Theatre's history). [24], A U.S. national tour began on December 2, 2008 in Providence, Rhode Island and closed on May 23, 2010 at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Steven Soles co-produced one track, Tony Berg co-produced three tracks, and Rodney Crowell co-produced three tracks. [8] The cast: Doug Stevenson (Danny), Leslie Goto (Sandy), Sue Williams (Rizzo), Polly Pen (Patty), Gary Houston (Roger), Marilu Henner (Marty), James Canning (Doody), Hedda Lubin (Frenchy), Bruce Hickey (Kenickie), Sheila Ray Ceaser (Jan), Bill Cervetti (Miller), Jerry Bolnick (Sonny), Judy Brubaker (Miss Lynch), Mike O'Connor (Vince Fontaine), Steve Munro (Eugene), Barbara Munro (Cha Cha), Mac Hamilton (Teen Angel) and George Lopez (Bum). Lyrics to Grease-it's Raining On Prom Night Grease-it's Raining On Prom Night Video: I was deprived of a young girl's dream, by the cruel force of nature from the blue. In 2012, Bullens publicly came out as a transgender man and changed his name to Cidny Bullens. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. The production moved at the Dôme Disney Village in Chessy in 2005. Bullens wrote the music and lyrics for the musical Islands in 2000, which played on Broadway for a special performance at the New Victory Theater in September 2001, two weeks after 9/11. In the event two songs are listed at any given point, the first is from the 1972 Off-Broadway version, and the second is from revivals that use the film music, such as the 2007 version.). In Act Two, she has a brief fling with DJ Vince Fontaine, and by the end she succumbs to Sonny's advances. Sandy is at home by herself, listening to the radio and crying over how much she misses Danny ("It's Raining on Prom Night"). Their daughter Reid was born in 1982. Marty: Given the surname "Maraschino" in the film, Marty is a seasoned member of the Pink Ladies, with much experience in wine, men and cigarettes, and is bigoted against the Japanese and Polish. The revival opened at the Dominion Theatre before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in October 1996, where it ran until September 11, 1999. It's raining on prom night, my hair is a mess It's running all over my taffeta dress It's wilting the quilting on my maiden form And mascara flows right down my nose, because of the storm I don't even have my corsage, oh gee It fell down a sewer with my sister's ID Yes, it's raining on prom The heavenly Teen Angel appears with a chorus of back-up singing angels and tells her to return to high school ("Beauty School Dropout"). A 2016 live TV musical used elements from both the original stage version and the film. “It’s Raining on Prom Night” is a song written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey from their 1978 musical Grease, performed by American singer-songwriter Cindy Bullens. Their younger daughter, Jessie, born in 1985, died at age 11, of complications during treatment for cancer in 1996. The new production, directed by Tom Moore and choreographed by Patricia Birch (who later choreographed the film adaptation, and directed the ill-fated sequel), opened Off-Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan on February 14, 1972. (In this version, the Pink Ladies do not offer Sandy cigarettes or wine. From there, it has been successful on both stage and screen, but the content has been diluted and its teenage characters have become less Chicago habitués (the characters' Polish-American backgrounds in particular are ignored with last names often changed, although two Italian-American characters are left identifiably ethnic) and more generic. Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.Written by Bronte Woodard and directed by Randal Kleiser in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other. He goes on to become a marketing executive after high school. Frenchy: A member of the Pink Ladies, Frenchy is the first person (other than Danny) to meet Sandy, and the two quickly become friends. She challenged his perception that he `could run circles around those jerks' - "I'll believe that when I see it." All ends happily, and the Burger Palace Boys, the Pink Ladies, Sandy, and Patty sing about how they will always be friends to the end ("We Go Together" (Reprise)). The cast starred Frankie Avalon as the Angel, with Jamey Isenor (Danny Zuko) and Hanna-Liina Võsa (Sandy Dumbrowski), Jason Harper (Roger), Danny Smith (Sonny LaTierri), John Ashley (Kenickie), Sarah Hubbard (Frenchy), Craig McEldowney (Doody), Kirsten Allyn Michaels (Marty), Jaqueline Colmer (Betty Rizzo), Cortney Harper (Jan) and Arthur J. Callahan (Vince Fontaine). Most of the songs have also undergone changes as well; the numbers are all shortened greatly and edited for content/language. Grease was adapted in 1978 as a feature film also named Grease, which removed some plot elements, characters, and songs while adding new songs and elaborating on some plot elements only alluded to in the musical. The original score calls for a piano, three keyboards, two trumpets, two reeds, trombone, electric bass, drums, percussion, and two guitars while the original chorus calls for 3 males and 3 females. The original cast featured Randy Bobish (Danny Zuko), Nicole Greenwood (Sandy Dumbrowski), Gary Martin (Kenickie), Christine Hudman (Betty Rizzo), Timothy Quinlan (Roger), Kimberly Wharton (Jan), Bruce Smith (Doody), Kathleen Connolly (Frenchy), Jeffrey Shubart (Sonny LaTierri), Laura Hornberger (Marty), Debbie Damp (Patty Simcox), Michael Giambrone (Eugene Florczyk), Juan Betancourt (Johnny Casino), Jamie Patterson (Teen Angel), and Steven Sackman (Vince Fontaine). There have been professional productions of Grease in Argentina (cast: Florencia Peña/Gustavo Monje), Austria (cast:Pia Douwes)French Canada (a 1998 French spoken/English sung version incorporating songs from the movie starring Marina Orsini as Rizzo and Serge Postigo as Danny ). After a short national tour, the production was transferred to Teatro Nuevo Alcalá, Madrid, where it ran from October 14, 2008 to January 31, 2010 and then continued touring Spain until it finally closed on August 1, 2010, becoming one of the Spain's longest running production in history with 1090 performances. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on [19], A second Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on July 24, 2007 and opened on August 19, 2007. The company also included Tracey Ullman as Frenchy and Su Pollard as Cha-Cha.[15][16]. You can counteract this by choosing waterproof shoes, leather or vinyl heels to prevent damage from the rain. Rizzo teases Danny for falling for a girl who resembles the excessively proper teenage ingénue, Sandra Dee, and the other greasers join in as she makes fun of Sandy, who has not arrived to the picnic yet ("Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"). Bullens provided vocals on three songs ("It's Raining on Prom Night," "Mooning," and "Freddy, My Love") on the soundtrack of the 1978 feature film, Grease. [14], The show was revived at the Astoria Theatre from June 7 to September 22, 1979, with Michael Howe as Danny, Jacqueline Reddin as Sandy, and Hilary Labow as Rizzo. Sandy is at home by herself, listening to the radio and crying over how much she misses Danny ("It's Raining on Prom Night"). This tour, produced by the Troika Organization, was a non-union bus & truck playing mostly one-nighters and split week engagements primarily in smaller markets. In the end, Danny and Cha-Cha are the winners. Make him want to see me again } Oh what can I do. The opening tour cast included Sally Struthers (Miss Lynch), who stayed with the tour for several years, Angela Pupello (Rizzo), Rex Smith (Danny), Trisha M. Gorman (Sandy), and Davy Jones (Vince Fontaine). Ooh raining, ooh tears from my eyes over you. [27], An Australian revival opened at Brisbane's Lyric Theatre on August 27, 2013 before heading on an Australian tour. It ran for eight months. "Alma Mater" – Miss Lynch, Patty, Eugene and Company, "Alma Mater (Parody)" – Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys, "Those Magic Changes" – Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys, "Freddy, My Love" – Marty and Pink Ladies, "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" – Pink Ladies and Rizzo, "Shakin' at the High School Hop" – Company, "It's Raining on Prom Night" – Sandy and Radio Singer, "Shakin' at the High School Hop (Reprise)" – Company, "Born to Hand Jive" – Johnny Casino and Company, "Alone at a Drive-in Movie" – Danny and Burger Palace Boys, "Rock 'N' Roll Party Queen" – Doody and Roger, "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" – Rizzo, "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" – Sandy, "All Choked Up" – Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys, "Summer Nights" – Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies, T-Birds, "Those Magic Changes" – Doody and T-Birds, "Greased Lightnin'" – Kenickie and T-Birds, "Rydell Fight Song" – Sandy, Patty and Girls, "We Go Together" – Pink Ladies and T-Birds, "Shakin' at the High School Hop" – The Company, "It's Raining on Prom Night" – Sandy and Donna Sue, "Beauty School Dropout" – Teen Angel and Female Angels, "We Go Together" – Kids, Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys, "Summer Nights" – Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies, Burger Palace Boys, Eugene and Patty, "Those Magic Changes" – Doody and Burger Palace Boys, "Greased Lightnin'" – Kenickie and Burger Palace Boys, "Greased Lightnin' (Reprise)" – Rizzo and Burger Palace Boys, "We Go Together" – Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys, "It's Raining on Prom Night" – Sandy, Jan and Radio Singers, "Shakin' at the High School Hop (Reprise)" – Orchestra and Kids, "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" – Sandy and Rizzo, "Finale Medley" (includes "All Choked Up") – Cast, "Summer Nights" – Sandy, Danny, T-Birds, Pink Ladies, Company, "Those Magic Changes" – Doody, T-Birds, Ensemble, "Greased Lightnin'" – Kenickie, Danny, T-Birds, Boys, "It's Raining on Prom Night" – Sandy and Jan, "Born to Hand Jive" – Vince Fontaine and Company, "You're the One That I Want"* – Danny, Sandy, Company, "We Go Together (Reprise)" – Full Company, "The 1970s, Part I: Rock Musicals", John Kenrick,, accessed on 19 May 2017,, This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 18:14. The score included four songs written for the film adaptation: "Hopelessly Devoted to You", "Sandy", "You're the One That I Want", and the title number. [1] Warren Casey collaborated with Jim and together they wrote the music and lyrics. It is the first production completely in French, the previous ones were in French with English songs. dalla crudele forza della natura dal blu. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. 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The musical was produced by the Mexican actress and producer Julissa. After Roger and Jan bicker about food, drink and religion, she asks him how he earned the nickname Rump; he explains that, as "King of the Mooners", he has a hobby of baring his backside to unsuspecting victims, and in the process, both reveal their affections for each other ("Mooning"). [26] Lauren Ashley Zakrin replaced Emily Padgett as Sandy in October and Ace Young joined the tour as Danny on December 1, 2009. Dm G Instead of a … In Act One, she is said to be engaged to an overseas Marine, mainly because of the expensive gifts she receives by maintaining the relationship. Unfazed by the others' skepticism, Kenickie sings of the upgrades needed to make the car a racing-worthy chick magnet ("Greased Lightnin'"). Oh dear God make him feel the same way I do right now. The Burger Palace Boys' name is the T-Birds in this revival. In its original production in Chicago, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. In 1979, Bullens married Dan Crewe, brother of songwriter/producer Bob Crewe, and divorced in 2002. For the 1978 film based on the musical, see. Vince Fontaine: the smooth-talking 19-year-old disc jockey and Rydell High alumnus whose voice-overs serve as continuity for the musical. A further UK tour of Grease is scheduled to commence on 22 January 2021 at Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Sandy tells of how she had a brief love affair the summer before, which ended with unresolved love. Roger's songs were included on the film's soundtrack, performed by Louis St. Louis; they were left out of the teleplay. The production featured the South African cast, with Jonathan Roxmouth as Danny, Bethany Dickson as Sandy and Genna Galloway as Rizzo.[32][33]. The night of the sock hop arrives ("Shakin' At the High School Hop"). Furious, she tells Danny that she wishes she never met him and storms out of the picnic. Patty informs Danny that track try-outs are nearing, and Danny tells Sandy that he will join the track team to prove himself; he leaves as Patty and Sandy practice cheering ("Rydell Fight Song"). Danny sprints into the scene wearing his track suit, to the disbelief of the other boys. He is frequently seen eating. Cid is also the subject of the award-winning documentary short "The Gender Line" (directed by TJ Parsell and produced by Bill Brimm), which played in many film festivals world-wide in 2019–20. * The 1972 version is the standard version licensed to professionals and amateurs through Samuel French, Inc. in the US and Theatrical Rights Worldwide Ltd in the UK/IE/Europe. Charlene "Cha-Cha" DiGregorio: a beastly woman who appears at the school dance as Kenickie's date, later ends up dancing with Danny, and is ultimately revealed as the girlfriend of a rival greaser gang member. Patty interrupts and flirts with Danny. [5] It remains Broadway's 16th longest-running show.[6]. At the beginning of the play, it is noted that she has since gone on to marry a Mr. Honeywell and have a successful career. The show's original production was directed by Guy Barile, choreographed by Ronna Kaye and produced by the Kingston Mines Theatre Company founded by June Pyskacek on Chicago's Lincoln Avenue. Their first CD, Unbound, was released in January 2009. For the five final weeks of the run, the show moved to the larger Majestic Theatre. In 2007, Bullens formed a new group, The Refugees, with music veterans Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland. I was deprived of a young girl's dream, by the cruel force of nature from the blue. The boys offer support as they leave; Rizzo rejects it, which leads Sandy to ask her why and concludes that Kenickie is the presumed father. The production closed on February 14, 1974. As in the film, the Burger Palace Boys' were renamed the T-Birds for this revival. On January 31, 2016, in the wake of similar productions that NBC had performed for other musicals, Fox broadcast a live production of Grease, known as Grease: Live, as a television special starring Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens. After 20 previews, a Broadway revival directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun premiered on May 11, 1994, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 1,505 performances. It went on to become a West End hit, a successful feature film, two popular Broadway revivals in 1994 and 2007, and a staple of regional theatre, summer stock, community theatre, and high school and middle school drama groups. The album release Grease was nominated for the 1979 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" . [4] These early albums anticipated later work by a host of 1980s female and female-identified rock artists, from Pat Benatar, to Blondie, to the Go-Go's, to Headpins. Patty tries to pair up with Danny, trash-talking Sandy's cheerleading skills in the process, but is unable to get out of her promise to dance with Eugene despite Rizzo trying to seduce Eugene as a distraction. In 2001, Bullens released Neverland; co-produced with Ray Kennedy, the album features Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and John Hiatt. Grease 2 was a critical failure that Jim Jacobs disowned after its release;[37][9] while it turned a small profit, Grease 2 was a financial disappointment given the high expectations set by the original film. Olivia Newton-John, an Australian country-pop singer, was cast as Sandy; to accommodate the casting move, the character's nationality was rewritten, and parts of the score were replaced. The scene segues to bring in the greaser gang known as the Burger Palace Boys (known in later versions as the "T-Birds") and their auxiliary, the "Pink Ladies", as they sing a cruder version of the Rydell alma mater ("Alma Mater (Parody)"). Some of these notable performers were Linda Blair, Chubby Checker, Dominique Dawes, Micky Dolenz, Sheena Easton, Debbie Gibson, Jasmine Guy, Al Jarreau, Lucy Lawless, Darlene Love, Joe Piscopo, Mackenzie Phillips, Jon Secada, and Brooke Shields.[17]. [citation needed]. Other than Rizzo (who treats her with contempt), the other greasers are amicable with her, while acknowledging their different social cliques. It peaked at No. The production which was rescheduled from 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, will star Peter Andre as Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine and the Sergeant and will be directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.