Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta Perform at ‘Grease’ Events: Watch

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Newton-John and Travolta on Dec. 13, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

More than 40 years after John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John co-starred in the musical film, Grease, the pair are performing a series of sing-a-longs in December. The concerts, billed as “Meet ‘N’ Grease,” were announced by the legends on their social media platforms on Oct. 22, and are taking place over three nights in Florida. The first was held on Dec. 13 in West Palm Beach at Coral Sky Amphitheatre.

The two remaining performances, which include Q-and-A’s, will take place on Dec. 14 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, and Dec. 15 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The event listing notes: “It’s the Rydell High School reunion event of the year. There will be a massive screening of the Grease Sing-A-Long film, followed by a special, intimate Q&A with Travolta and Newton-John. All audience members are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite character from Grease.”

The two stars, dressed in costume for the first time since they made the movie, gamely sang portions of several of the musical’s memorable songs including “Sandy” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” Newton-John sounded great, though she noted that she hadn’t sung in over a year.

Watch a portion of the Dec. 13 sing-a-long

The film arrived on June 16, 1978. The first single released from the soundtrack was a duet with the film’s stars: “You’re the One That I Want” ultimately reached #1 on July 29. [It’s one of the best-selling singles in history, with a reported 15 million copies sold.]

The pair scored a second single, “Summer Nights,” which helped the 2-LP to claim the #1 spot on the album sales chart for 16 weeks.

The film, produced by Robert Stigwood and Allan Carr, set many box-office records and became the highest-grossing musical ever, topping 1965’s The Sound of Music. (It remained the #1 live action movie musical until 2012.) It’s earned $396 million on a budget of a reported $6 million.

Newton-John, who turned 71, on September 26, has had a reoccurrence of cancer, and continues to fight it. On Nov. 2, she auctioned over 200 iconic items from her recording and film career, including costumes and accessories from Grease. Travolta turned 65 on February 18.

Related: Our 2017 Newton-John concert review

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