Olivia Newton-John, multi Grammy Award-winner and beloved star of the hit movie musical "Grease," is set to guest star in the first two episodes of NBC’s upcoming talent competition series "Grease: You’re the One that I Want," premiering Sunday, January 7 (8-9:30 p.m. ET), where America will choose the next "Sandy" and "Danny" to star in the Broadway revival of the hit musical. Newton-John will provide her words of wisdom and advice on what it takes to fill the lead roles.
Billy Bush ("Access Hollywood") has signed on to host NBC’s upcoming talent competition series "Grease: You’re the One That I Want," which will premiere Sunday, January 7. Bush will be joined by co-host United Kingdom TV personality and theatre star, Denise Van Outen, as the series searches for the next Sandy and Danny to headline the new Broadway production of the hit musical "Grease." The announcement was made today by Craig Plestis, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.
"Grease" is the word in October and November when NBC begins its search for the romantic lead roles of its new talent competition series "You’re the One That I Want." Open calls will take place in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles for a chance to star in the new Broadway production of "Grease" which will debut in June 2007.
NBC will search for the next Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko in "You’re the One That We Want," a new talent competition series from BBC Worldwide Productions, for mid-season where America will ultimately get to choose the two leads for a new Broadway production of "Grease." The new production of "Grease" will open on Broadway in June 2007 and will be directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall ("The Pajama Game"). Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates, Nederlander Presentations and Phoenix Productions will produce. Jim Jacobs, the co-creator of "Grease" along with Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall and renowned theatre producer David Ian are set as judges on "You’re the One That We Want." The announcement was made recently by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.