The classic high-school rock 'n' roll musical -- a stage and celluloid hit of the 1970s -- bounces back to Broadway. Casting for the Travolta/Newton-John roles comes courtesy of an NBC talent competition, which cast newcomers Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, with two-time Tony Awardâwinning Kathleen Marshall serving as both the show's choreographer and director. Augmenting the original book, music and lyrics (by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey) are hit numbers from the movie (remember "You're the One That I Want"?).
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., (212) 307-4100. Opens Aug. 19.