Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer to Take Over Grease Leads on July 22
Keeling and Spencer were finalists on the NBC reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want; the competition was won by Crumm and Osnes.
This production of Grease, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on August 19. It features the original book, music, and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, plus four songs that were written by others for the 1978 film version: "Sandy," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," and "Grease." The production received a 2008 Tony nomination Award for Best Revival of a Musical.