Thursday 11 August 2022 01:16 AM Grease The Musical London cast dedicate the show's run to Olivia Newton-John ... trends now
The cast of Grease The Musical in London have dedicated the run of the show to the late Olivia Newton-John.
Olivia, who passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday morning following a 30-year battle with cancer, played Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film.
In joint statement following Tuesday night’s West End performance of the show, the cast said it was a “huge honour to follow in Olivia’s footsteps each night” and they were inspired by her work.
The cast of Grease The Musical in London have dedicated the run of the show to the late Olivia Newton-John
As the show concluded, actress Olivia Moore, who plays Sandy in current run, addressed audiences against a backdrop of a large image of Olivia, which glowed in the neon pink stage lighting.
'Ladies and gentlemen, I am sure you have all heard the incredibly sad news that Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday evening,' Moore said to the crowd.
'She of course played Sandy in the film and she is an icon who has inspired countless young performers across the world, especially all of us in this company.
'It is a huge honor to follow in Olivia’s footsteps each night and perform those songs that she made world-famous with millions of fans that continue to celebrate her incredible talent.'
She continued, 'We are dedicating our run of Grease to Olivia’s memory and all that she stood for.'
Moore, 26, added that a collection for breast cancer support, a charity for which Olivia raised much awareness, was being held at the exits of the theatre.
Olivia, who passed away peacefully on Monday at her home in Southern California, played Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film
The UK production features Aussie stars Peter Andre, who plays Vince Fontaine, and Jason Donovan as Teen Angel.
The former Neighbours actor will perform the role at some performances for six weeks, while Andre will be at some performances until October.
Andre make a heartfelt tribute to Newton-John following her death,