The Musical Grease in History

Events in Music

  • 1972-02-14 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre
  • 1972-06-07 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances
  • 1973-06-26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres

Film Release

1978-06-16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

  • 1980-04-13 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" closes at Majestic Theatre, NYC, after 3,388 performances (including Broadhurst and Royale Theatre runs)
  • 1994-05-11 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1,503 performances
  • 1998-01-25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance

Music History

2019-11-03 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California


Birthdays in Music

Olivia Newton-John

1948-09-26 Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2022)

  • 1950-10-05 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)

John Travolta

1954-02-18 John Travolta, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter; Saturday Night Fever; Pulp Fiction), and singer (Grease - "You're The One That I Want"), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1957-03-06 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease; I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland

Deaths in Music

  • 2011-05-27 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), dies of pneumonia and sepsis at 60
  • 2016-01-04 Robert Stigwood, Australian-British music entrepreneur (RSO Records), stage (Jesus Christ Superstar) and film (Saturday Night Fever; Grease; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) producer,, dies at 81

Olivia Newton-John

2022-08-08 Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), dies of breast cancer at 73 [1]