Saturday, February 3, 2007
You're The One That I Want - NBC reality series:
Grease: You're The One That I Want is an NBC reality series designed to cast the lead roles of Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko in a June 2007 Broadway revival of the musical Grease directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Kathleen Marshall.
In 2005, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and David Ian agreed to be co-producers on London production of the Sound of Music. After approaching and being turned down by actress Scarlett Johansson, Lloyd-Webber approached the BBC, and created the reality TV show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, hosted by Graham Norton.
A new stage version of the musical Grease is being developed for Broadway theatre, to be shown from June 2007 and directed by Kathleen Marshall. The NBC show from the producers of Dancing With the Stars (which also used an original BBC format), use a reality TV show format to cast the lead characters of Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko. The show had open auditions, where the applicants will be whittled down to twelve contestants by a panel of experts. American telephone voting will select who will undertake the lead roles for the first year of the production. Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates Ltd, Nederlander Presentations and Phoenix Productions will produce the show.
The show's title is taken from the song You're The One That I Want from the 1978 Grease movie, that ironically was not featured in the original Broadway musical.
The panel of three judges consists of: 2006 Tony award winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall, Grease co-writer Jim Jacobs, and British judge David Ian (who has a Simon Cowell-type role on the show) who was a judge on the original BBC How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?
The show's hosts are Access Hollywood anchor Billy Bush, and British actress/presenter Denise van Outen.
In addition, the show features guest judges and apperances, such as: Olivia Newton-John, Lucy Lawless, Jeff Conaway, Barry Bostwick, Marilu Henner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Adrian Zmed.
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