DIRECTOR: RANDAL KLEISER
CAST: JOHN TRAVOLTA, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, STOCKARD CHANNING
Choreographer Patricia Birch in person
Hot off of Saturday Night Fever and super-celebrity, triple threat John Travolta paired with rising Australian pop star Olivia Newton-John in this fizzy, festive, high-energy screen adaptation of the wildly popular 1971 stage musical, a titanic hit and, retrospectively, a sort of last hurrah for the Hollywood musical. All the trappings of the fetishized 1950s are here, from poodle skirts to drag racing T-Birds, along with a juke box worth of classic, hummable tunes, including “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and Academy Award® winner “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”
Grease is screening as part of the series Academy at Metrograph.