Sunday, June 29, 2008

Grease is the word! 30th anniversary planned

Grease 30th anniversary reunion July 11-12, 2008

Contact: Brad Waisbren



LOS ANGELES, Ca.: Poof up your poodles and polish your leather jackets because the class of Rydell High is preparing for a 30th anniversary Grease reunion.

Cast members of the Paramount hit film and one of the most successful and adored movie musicals of all-time are still “goin' together.” The celebration reunion will take place July 11-12, 2008 at the Hollywood Collector's & Celebrities Show, Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Burbank.

Grease alumni in attendance will include director Randal Kleiser, Annette 'Cha Cha Di Gregorio' Charles, Jeff 'Kenickie' Conaway, Eddie 'Eugene Felnic' Deezen, Edd 'Vince Fontaine' Byrnes, Jamie 'Jan' Donnelly, Barry 'Doody' Pearl and a few surprise guests who are “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

Grease still photographer Dave Friedman will also be on hand to sign copies of his new book, My Life in the Movies and sell prints of the smash musical. Attendees will be able to purchase signed photos of the cast and crew for a fee.

The film, based on Jim Jacobs' and Warren Casey's Broadway musical, was originally released on June 16, 1978. The $6 million picture was a worldwide smash and grossed more than $400 million at the box-office at the time of its release. It also garnered five Golden Globe Awards.

The movie's soundtrack played a large part of the film's cultural phenomenon and was a No. 1 album around the world. Memorable songs from the movie include “Grease” by Frankie Valli; “You're the One that I Want” and “Summer Nights” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John; “Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Olivia Newton John and “Beauty School Dropout” by Frankie Avalon.

For more information on the Grease 30th anniversary or to set up an interview with a cast member, please contact Brad Waisbren at (818)506-3000 or by email at

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