The Playgoer: "Grease" in previews

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

"Grease" in previews

“I’m absolutely happy if people come in with low expectations.”

-Kathleen Marshall, director of Grease.

Yes, like George Bush in debates, the casting-by-reality experiment that is the new Grease revival benefits from the low expectations game.

Three weeks(!) of previews don't hurt either.

Raven Snook has that quote and more in her Time Out sneak peak. She also does some math:

Even though, from a Nielsen perspective, the roughly 6 million who tuned in for the You're The One That I Want March finale was a paltry number, it would take a Broadway run of 15 years with sold-out houses to attract so many people.

Get ready America. If Grease does no more than break even, the phenomenon is here to stay.

Just look at London.

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