January 4 is going to be a busy day for Broadway closings. In addition to the already announced Hairspray and Young Frankenstein, Grease will no longer be the word on the Great White Way after that date.
The Tony Award nominated revival was the first Broadway show to cast its leads by way of a TV reality show. The winners of Grease: You're the One That I Want, Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, played Danny and Sandy for the show's first year; two other G:YTOTIW alums, Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer, are now playing the lovebirds.
Additionally, Grease has also featured the talents of some former American Idols. Taylor Hicks was the Teen Angel for a time and is now headlining the just-launched national tour, while Ace Young is the current Kenickie.