Grease – Perennially Popular Musical About Fast Cars and Teenage Love

Grease
Grease
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Zariq Siddiqui is a longtime Chicago executive who heads pediatric district sales for the pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories, Inc. In his free time, Zariq Siddiqui enjoys attending Broadway performances of musicals such as The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, and Grease.

A Broadway musical written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacob in the early 1970s, Grease ultimately became one of Broadway’s longest-running shows. Centered on Rydell High School’s graduating class of 1959, the musical looks back on a working-class teenage culture of “greasers,” who placed a premium on fast cars and drive-ins. At its heart, Grease is a love story between hot-rodder Danny Zuko and his paramour, Sandy Dombrowski. Premiering in 1972, the musical struck a chord among theatergoers and won Best Musical and six other Tony Awards.

Grease was given new life as a movie starring John Travolta in the late 1970s, and the adaptation added one of its most well-known songs, “You’re the One That I Want.” Grease was revived as a major Broadway and London production in 2007 and earned two additional Tony Awards.

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